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Journal o/ the Proceedings 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 

Regular Meeting, Wednesday, April 12, 1939 

at 8:00 O'CLOCK P.M. 



{Council Chamber, City Hall) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Kenna, Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Ka- 
cena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, 
Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 

Absent — None. 



Call to Order. 



On Wednesday, April 12, 1939, at 8:00 o'clock 
P. M. (the day and hour appointed for the meeting) 
Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City 
Council to order. 



Certification of the Election of Aldermen and Other 
City Officers. 

The City Clerk presented the following communica- 
tions from the County Clerk of Cook County, which 
were ordered published and placed on file: 



City Clerk, City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — This is to advise you that I, as County 
Clerk of Cook County, have issued certificates of 
election to the following-named persons who were 
duly elected Mayor, City Clerk and City Treasurer, 
respectively, at the general election held April 4, 
1939. 

Edward J. Kelly — Mayor. 

Ludwig D. Schreiber — City Clerk. 

Thomas S. Gordon — -City Treasurer. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) M. J. Flynn, 

County Clerk. 



Office of the County Clerk,| 
Chicago, April 10, 1939.J 

City Clerk, City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — This is to advise you that I, as County 
Clerk of Cook County, have issued certificates of 
election to the following-named persons who were 
duly elected Aldermen of and for the City of Chi- 
cago on the dates and for the Wards set opposite 
their respective names: 

Ward 

Michael Kenna 1 Feb. 28, 1939 

Earl B. Dickerson 2 April 4, 1939 

Benjamin A. Grant 3 April 4, 1939 

Abraham H. Cohen 4 April 4, 1939 

Paul H. Douglas 5 April 4, 1939 



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April 12, 1939 



Ward 

Patrick Sheridan Smith 6 April 4, 1939 

Thomas J. Daley 7 Feb. 28, 1939 

Hoy E. Olin 8 April 4, 1939 

Arthur G. Lindoll 9 Feb. 28, 1939 

William A. Rowan 10 Feb. 28, 1939 

Huyh B. Connelly 11 Feb. 28, 1939 

Bryan Hartnett 12 Feb. 28, 1939 

Michael P. Hogan 13 Feb. 28, 1939 

James J. McDermott 14 Feb. 28, 1939 

James F. Kovarik 15 Feb. 28, 1939 

John S. Boyle 16 April 4, 1939 

William T. Murphy 17 Feb. 28, 1939 

Bernard J. O'Hallaren 18 April 4, 1939 

John J. Duffy 19 Feb. 28, 1939 

William V. Pacelli 20 Feb. 28, 1939 

Joseph F. Ropa 21 Feb. 28, 1939 

Henry Sonnenschein 22 Feb. 28, 1939 

Joseph Kacena, Jr 23 Feb. 28, 1939 

Jacob M. Arvey 24 Feb. 28, 1939 

James B. Bowler 25 Feb. 28, 1939 

Alexander J. Sobota 26 April 4, 1939 

Harry L. Sain 27 Feb. 28, 1939 

George D. Kells 28 Feb. 28, 1939 

Joseph S. Gillespie 29 Feb. 28, 1939 

Edward J. Upton 30 Feb. 28, 1939 

Thomas P. Keane 31 Feb. 28, 1939 

Joseph P. Rostenkowski 32 Feb. 28, 1939 

Vincent S. Zwiefka 33 April 4, 1939 

Matt Porten 34 Feb. 28, 1939 

Walter J. Orlikoski 35 Feb. 28, 1939 

Richard M. Walsh 36 April 4, 1939 

Roger J. Kiley 37 Feb. 28, 1939 

P. J. Cullerton 38 Feb. 28, 1939 

H. L. Brody 39 Feb. 28, 1939 

Joseph C. Ross 40 Feb. 28, 1939 

William J. Cowhey 41 Feb. 28, 1939 

Dorsey R. Crowe 42 Feb. 28, 1939 

Mathias Bauler 43 April 4, 1939 

John J. Grealis 44 Feb. 28, 1939 

Edwin F. Meyer 45 April 4, 1939 

James F. Young 46 Feb. 28, 1939 

Frank O. Hilburn 47 April 4, 1939 

Robert C. Quirk 48 April 4, 1939 

Frank Keenan 49 Feb. 28, 1939 

James R. Quinn 50 April 4, 1939 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) M. J. Flynn, 

County Clerk. 



Report Concerning the Filing of Oaths of Office of 

the Newly-Elected Mayor, Aldermen and Other 

City Officers. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communica- 
tion, which was ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the City Clerk,| 
Chicago, April 12, 1939. | 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
following newly-elected City officials have duly 
taken and subscribed the oath of office as prescribed 
by statute, which oaths were filed in the City 
Clerk's office on April 12, 1939: 

Edward J. Kelly, as Mayor of the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Ludwig D. Schreiber, as City Clerk of the City 
of Chicago. 

Thomas S. Gordon, as City Treasurer of the 
City of Chicago. 



You are further advised that Michael Kenna has 
fully taken and subscribed the oath of ofTice as pre- 
scribed by statute as Alderman of the 1st Ward, 
which oath was filed in this office on April 5, 1939, 
and that the following-named persons have duly 
taken and subscribed the oath of office as pre- 
scribed by statute as Aldermen, which oaths were 
filed in the City Clerk's office on April 12, 1939: 

Earl B. Dickerson 2nd Ward 

Benjamin A. Grant 3rd Ward 

Abraham H. Cohen 4th Ward 

Paul H. Douglas 5th Ward 

Patrick Sheridan Smith 6th Ward 

Thomas J. Daley 7th Ward 

Roy E. Olin 8th Ward 

Arthur G. Lindell 9th Ward 

William A. Rowan 10th Ward 

Hugh B. Connelly 11th Ward 

Bryan Hartnett 12th Ward 

Michael P. Hogan 13th Ward 

James J. McDermott 14th Ward 

James F. Kovarik 15th Ward 

John S. Boyle 16th Ward 

William T. Murphy 17th Ward 

Bernard J. O'Hallaren 18th Ward 

John J. Duffy 19th Ward 

William V. Pacelli 20th Ward 

Joseph F. Ropa 21st Ward 

Henry Sonnenschein 22nd Ward 

Joseph Kacena, Jr 23rd Ward 

Jacob M. Arvey 24th Ward 

James B. Bowler 25th Ward 

Alexander J. Sobota 26th Ward 

Harry L. Sain 27th Ward 

George D. Kells 28th Ward 

Joseph S. Gillespie 29th Ward 

Edward J. Upton 30th Ward 

Thomas P. Keane 31st Ward 

Joseph P. Rostenkowski 32nd Ward 

Vincent S. Zwiefka 33rd Ward 

Matt Porten 34th Ward 

Walter J. Orlikoski 35th Ward 

Richard M. Walsh 36th Ward 

Roger J. Kiley 37th Ward 

P. J. Cullerton 38th Ward 

H. L. Brody 39th Ward 

Joseph C. Ross 40th Ward 

William J. Cowhey 41st Ward 

Dorsey R. Crowe 42nd Ward 

Mathias Bauler 43rd Ward 

John J. Grealis 44th Ward 

Edwin F. Meyer 45th Ward 

James F. Young 46th Ward 

Frank O. Hilburn 47th Ward 

Robert C. Quirk 48th Ward 

Frank Keenan 49th Ward 

James R. Quinn 50th Ward 

Very truly ycrs, 

(Signed) LuDWr D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Quorum. 



The Clerk thereupon called ie roll of members 
and there was found to be 

A quorum present. 



Invocatioi 



Dr. John Thompson, Minist of First Methodist 
Church, Chicago Temple, oped the meeting with 
prayer. 



April 12, 1939 



ORGANIZATION 



Approval of the Official Bond of Edward J. Kelly as 
Mayor of the City of Chicago. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Edward J. 
Kelly as Mayor of the City of Chicago, in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), with the 
United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company as 
surety. 

Alderman Arvey moved to approve said bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Kenna, Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, 
Douglas, Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Con- 
nelly, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, 
Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 50. 

Nays — None. 



Approval of the Official Bond of Ludwig D. Schreiber 
as City Clerk of the City of Chicago. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Ludwig D. 
Schreiber as City Clerk of the City of Chicago, in 
the penal sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), 
with the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Com- 
pany as surety. 

Alderman Arvey moved to approve said bond. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Kenna, Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, 
Douglas, Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Con- 
nelly, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, 
Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 50. 

Nays — None. 



Approval of the Official Bond of Thomas S. Gordon 
as City Treasurer. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Thomas S. 
Gordon as City Treasurer of the City of Chicago, in 
the penal sum of two miUion dollars ($2,000,000.00), 
with sureties and amounts of respective liability as 
follows: 

United States Fidelity and Guaranty 

Company $200,000.00 

Fidelity and Deposit Company of Mary- 
land 150,000.00 

The Aetna Casualty and Surety Com- 
pany 150,000.00 

The Fidelity and Casualty Company of 

New York 150,000.00 

National Surety Corporation 150,000.00 

Continental Casualty Company 100,000.00 



Hartford Accident and Indemnity Com- 
pany 100,000.00 

Standard Accident Insurance Company . 100,000.00 

Great American Indemnity Company. . 100,000.00 

Maryland Casualty Company 100,000.00 

Glens Falls Indemnity Company 100,000.00 

Fireman's Fund Indemnity Company. . 100,000.00 

New Amsterdam Casualty Company. . . 100,000.00 

Central Surety and Insurance Corpora- 
tion 100,000.00 

American Surety Company of New 

York . . .■ 100,000.00 

Globe Indemnity Company 100,000.00 

Royal Indemnity Company 50,000.00 

Columbia Casualty Company 50,000.00 

Alderman Arvey moved to approve said bond. 

The motion prevailed, by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Kenna, Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, 
Douglas, Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Con- 
nelly, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, 
Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 50. 

Nays — None. 

On motion of Alderman Arvey, it was ordered that 
the record show that the official bonds of the Mayor, 
City Clerk and City Treasurer had been approved 
by the Corporation Counsel as to form and by the 
City Comptroller as to sureties. 



Inaugural Message of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, 
Mayor. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, thereupon 
addressed the City Council as follows: 

Gentlemen of the Council: 

We are setting out tonight on another cycle of 
construction and progress for Chicago. 

We are as restless in this hour to meet the chal- 
lenge of improvement as we were four years ago. 

At that time nearly 800,000 citizens of Chicago 
gave majority consent to the aggressive aims and 
balanced service of our administration. 

At this time we go forward with the approval of 
over 800,000 citizens to expand that service — and 
round out a practical program for the continued 
health and general security of our people. 

Business is restless for more production and 
sales. 

Labor is restless for more employment and better 
working conditions. 

Youth is restless for more opportunities to 
achieve economic freedom and social advancement. 



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April 12, 1939 



Government is restless for more cooperation — to 
prevent any lapse in its essential functions — and to 
be prepared for any emerit^ency of responsible 
political action. 

Every item in the budt^et of progress calls for an 
economy in debate as well as dollars. 

Common-sense and team-work can be our best 
offensive in the warfare on wasted words. 

Intelligent and courageous leadership creates 
confidence rather than confusion. 

Chicago is due to hit pay-dirt on many projects 
during the next four years, that have been long in 
the making and doing. 

The constant exchange of ideas — and the sys- 
tematic study of neighborhood needs in this clear- 
ing house of municipal affairs, has created an in- 
tense civic vigilance among our people. 



Each Alderman in Chicago represents- 
average — about seventy thousand people. 

Each ward a city within a city. 



-on the 



In all the cross-currents of community activities, 
he must be the impartial friend of labor and busi- 
ness — the counsellor of youth — the watch-dog 
against municipal waste — the spokesman of the 
taxpayer — the good provider for the under-privi- 
leged — and the guardian of the public assets in his 
district. 

There are fifty voices here tonight that represent 
the voice of Chicago! 

That is the voice that in facing any struggle — or 
in safe-guarding our civic rights — has been heard, 
time and again, to say: We Can — and— We Will! 

No city the size of Chicago — and so richly en- 
dowed with all the aspirations and objectives of this 
teeming melting-pot — can match our eagerness and 
striving for getting the most out of life. 

Our test of sound policies is very simple: Will 
they work? 

When we have been faced with emergencies of 
relief — ■ and health — and municipal credit, we 
haven't always been guided by traditions and 
precedents that passed the test twenty years ago. 

What you and I want to know is : Are they sound 
today? Will they work now? Are we patching 
some thread-bare tradition or design for progress 
that worked yesterday and is a wash-out today? 

There is nothing sacred about a precedent in 
government when people are starving — or the tax 
load is unbearable. 

There is nothing inspiring about a tradition that 
straight- jackets our ability to meet the changing 
needs of changing times. 

The new Council, by popular will, has received a 
transfusion in new brains and new blood. 

During the past four years we have enjoyed an 
intelligent harmony in working for the progress of 
Chicago — and I am grateful to every member of 
that Council for their loyalty and service to our 
city. 

That cooperative effort — and level-headed action 
— witnessed the completion of many sound public 
projects . . . and welded a physical and moral se- 
curity for our citizens that kept us in the front rank 
of progressive cities throughout the nation. 



In bidding you new Aldermen welcome and God- 
speed in your new duties, — I would emphasize 
again that the ambition of Chicago is greater than 
the personal ambition of any man — just as an All- 
Chicago welfare is more vital than the advancement 
of any one community. 

All of us face in our new responsibilities — when 
the greatest good for the greatest number is at 
stake — the need for blending differences of opinion. 

We must adjourn any petty or personal politics 
for the sake of the common good. 

A common understanding of our civic problems — 
through intelligent research — sound planning and 
practical execution — is our fundamental purpose. 

The balance sheet of municipal service will re- 
veal many items that cannot be sacrificed for any 
kind of economy — and many items under "unfin- 
ished business" which will require your soundest 
deliberation. 

The problem of relief is the most important. 

We must provide for the unemployed — and for 
those unable to work — every measure of adequate 
sustenance, without further jeopardy to local taxes. 

We know what a staggering burden of taxation 
would be thrown back on states and cities, if Fed- 
eral support on relief were suddenly withdrawn. 

We must assure the continuance of Federal 
assistance — and devise those projects for work re- 
lief that will save the self-respect of the jobless, 
without draining our own treasury or the pocket- 
books of our property owners. 

Our plans for safety trunk highways have al- 
ready passed the incubation stage. 

Your most prudent counsel will be needed to in- 
sure balanced benefits to all of our neighborhoods. 

Here again we must achieve these improvements 
without additional taxation, or special assessments. 

We know how vital the building of these safety 
thoroughfares can be in providing work and wages 
— stimulating trade — and unifying our commu- 
nities. 

The money that accrues from the state motor 
vehicle gas tax is ample to guarantee these sound 
improvements — but there are many details still to 
be thrashed out in these council chambers. 

Our achievement of a Unification Traction Ordi- 
nance — subject to public referendum — is now in 
the making. 

We know what this coordination of our traction 
system will mean to the progress of Chicago — and 
the time to weed out any jokers or short-sighted 
features of the Ordinance, will be before and not 
after the referendum. 

The riding public — the traction employes — and 
our business interests, large and small, — are all en- 
titled to the best and most workable Ordinance that 
can be devised. 

The completion of our subways — the expansion 
of our filtration system — our bridges, under-passes 
and sewers — must be planned for a modern stream- 
lined city whose capacity for expansion adds up in 
economy and wise planning. 

Imperative and ready for immediate usefulness 
must be the new Plan Commission for Chicago — 



April 12, 1939 



ORGANIZATION 



that is thinking of the city of tomorrow, as well as 
of today. 

It must have affirmative powers to plan worth- 
while improvements — as well as negative powers 
to veto haphazard building. 

The day of sprawling neighborhoods is over. 

Our new Building Code, completed by the last 
Council (after cutting a quarter-century of red 
tape) has been responsible for a real building spurt 
in Chicago. 

This stimulus in construction — releasing private 
capital and increasing sound investments in home 
ownership (as developed by the Federal Housing 
Administration) is one of the best assets of our 
present neighborhood growth. 

There are certain demands for adequate zoning 
— and neighborhood rehabilitation — that will re- 
quire the ever-ready cooperation of every Council 
member. 

The stability of property values — and the public 
works that improve our neighborhoods — must be 
planned for a unified city. 

One of the most compelling problems in munici- 
pal affairs today is adequate provision for the 
leisure time of our citizens— young and old. 

We must plan for more small parks — more 
breathing spots — in our various neighborhoods, 
that will provide recreational opportunities for 
every member of the family. 

Our playgrounds — our schools — and our field- 
houses — must offer every opportunity to build in 
our citizens of tomorrow a sound mind in a sound 
body. 

These are the spiritual assets that we must safe- 
guard to increase our moral security. 

The new Council Committee on Labor and In- 
dustrial Relations — should become a vital cog in the 
machinery of our progress- — not alone to attract 
more conventions — create wider markets and insure 
added employment through attracting new in- 
dustries — but to insure peaceful negotiations be- 
tween labor and capital. 

The most serious threat to cooperative public 
action and opinion in these times — is the critic 
without a plan — the civic obstructionist — without a 
remedy. 

We must be on guard against any pressure group 
— however strong in its lobby or intrenched in its 
financial interest — that may unbalance the benefits 
of a coordinated city. 



We are the airway . . . the highway 
way and the waterway of the nation. 



the rail- 



The wheel of the country's agriculture and com- 
mercial enterprise — turns on a Chicago axle — and 
there must be an honest — and fair-weighing — 
comparison of all projects proposed for the city's 
betterment. 

We will not resist criticism if it is constructive. 

We will not side-step a betterment if All in- 
terests are better served. 

And there must never be a mark-down in our 
loyalty to those who have entrusted us with the 
destiny of Chicago. 



Chicago is grateful to the sentinels of our safety 
— our Police, and Fire — and Health Departments. 

Chicago acknowledges with increasing respect 
our official watchdogs of municipal credit — the en- 
gineers of our public works — and all of the depart- 
ment heads and faithful public servants. 

The people of Chicago will fight any force that 
would weaken the morale of our municipal em- 
ployes. 

We are setting out tonight to lend added en- 
couragement — and build more practical safeguards 
for the future of our boys and girls. 

We are setting out tonight to re-affirm our 
recognition of labor's rights — in the equality and 
justice of their dealings with capital — which, in 
turn, is entitled to the same square deal. 

We are setting out tonight to retain our place as 
the cross-roads of trade and culture and democracy 
in America. 

We have the blue-prints and the intelligence — 
the vision and the experience to achieve our aims. 

Together you and I can make the next four years 
the most progressive in accomplishments in Chi- 
cago's history. 

Together you and I can keep the faith of Chi- 
cago's citizens united and free. 

Together you and I can keep the door of op- 
portunity open — and the lamps of liberty well- 
lighted in this stronghold of democracy. 

The majority mandate on April 4th from the 
citizens of Chicago said Pull Together for Prog- 
ress! 

And pull together we will! 
Let's Go Chicago! 



On motion of Alderman Arvey, the City Clerk was 
authorized and directed to have printed in pamphlet 
form five thousand copies of the foregoing inaugural 
message. 



ADOPTION OF RULES OF ORDEK AND ASSIGN- 
MENT OF ALDERMEN TO MEMBERSHIP ON 
STANDING COMMITTEES. 

Aldermen Lindell, McDermott, Arvey, Rostenkow- 
ski and Quinn presented the following statement, 
together with a resolution embodying rules of order 
for the City Council and making assignments of Alder- 
men to membership on standing committees: 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

The undersigned, constituting an unofficial com- 
mittee chosen by the aldermen-elect at a cavicus 
held Wednesday, April 5, 1939, to draft rules of 
order for the City Council and to determine the 
mennbership of standing committees, herewith join 
in presenting a resolution for the establishment of 
such rules of order, including the assignment of 
aldermen to membership on the standing commit- 
tees therein provided for. 

Our work has been controlled by the belief that 
for many years no City Council of the City of 
Chicago has faced the task of solving problems of 
more vital concern to the welfare of the City and 
its people and that this Council will cheerfully and 



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April 12, 1939 



willingly respond to its opportunities and responsi- 
bilities for service by devoting tiie maximum 
amount of time, energy and thought to its work. 

With this objective in mind, we have endeavored 
with unusual care to organize the various com- 
mittees as effective working units. The member- 
ship of comniitt{>es has been made smaller and less 
unwieldy than in the past, and the various alder- 
men have been assigned to committees on which, 
in our judgment, they should give the most effec- 
tive service by reason of their training, experience, 
interest and ability. 

We wish to call especial attention to Rule 8, the 
purpose of which is to keep off the floor during 
sessions of the City Council persons other than 
aldermen, representatives of the press, heads of 
departments and persons holding cards of admis- 
sion signed by the Mayor, and we respectfully 
request the cooperation of all the aldermen in the 
observance of that and other rules designed to 
facilitate the work of the Council in its legislative 
duties. 

(Signed) J. M. Arvey, 
(Signed) James R. Quinn, 
(Signed) A. G. Lindell, 
(Signed) James J. McDermott, 
(Signed) Joseph P. Rostenkowski. 

Alderman Arvey moved to adopt the resolution sub- 
mitted with the foregoing statement. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Kenna, Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, 
Douglas, Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Con- 
nelly, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, 
Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, 
Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 50. 

Nays — None.. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the assignments of Aldermen to 
membership on standing committees of the City 
Council, and the rules of order of the City Council, 
shall be as follows: 

Presiding Officer of the Council; President Pro Tern. 

Rule 1. The Mayor shall be the presiding officer 
of the Council. 

The Council shall elect one of its number presi- 
dent pro tem. of the Council who shall, during the 
life of the Council, act as presiding officer of the 
Council during a temporary absence or disability 
of the Mayor or when requested so to do by the 
Mayor. The president pro tem. of the Council, 
when acting as the presiding officer, shall vote on 
all questions on which the vote is taken by yeas and 
nays, his name being called last. The president pro 
tem. shall be a member of all standing committees 
of the Council. 

Convening of the Council; Quorum; Temporary 
Chairman. 

Rule 2. Each meeting of the Council shall con- 
vene at the time appointed for such meeting as pro- 
vided by City ordinance. In the absence of the 
Mayor and the president pro tem. a temporary 
chairman for the meeting shall be elected by a 



majority vote of the Aldermen present from 
amongst their members. The Clerk (or some one 
appointed to fill his place) shall thereupon immedi- 
ately call the roll of members. If no quorum be 
present, the Council shall not thereby stand ad- 
journed, but the members present shall be com- 
petent to adjourn the Council by a majoiity vote. 

A quorum for the transaction of business shall 
consist of a majority of all the Aldermen entitled 
by law to be elected. When a quorum is present the 
Council shall proceed to the business before it, 
which shall be conducted in the following order: 

Order of Business. 

1. The reading of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the last meeting or meetings and correc- 
tion and approval of the same, unless dispensed 
with by the Council. 

2. Reports and communications from City offi- 
cers. 

3. Reports of standing committees. 

4. Reports of special committees. 

5. Presentation of petitions, communications 
resolutions, orders and ordinances by aldermen, 
and improvement ordinances recommended by the 
Board of Local Improvements. 

6. Unfinished business. 

7. Miscellaneous business. 

Questions Concerning Priority of Business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the priority of 
business shall be decided by the Chair, without 
debate, subject to appeal. 

Duties and Privileges of the Presiding Officer. 

Rule 4. The presiding officer shall preserve 
order and decorum, and may speak to points of 
order in preference to other members, rising from 
his seat for that purpose, and shall decide all ques- 
tions of order, subject to an appeal to the City 
Council. 

In case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct, 
the presiding officer shall have the power to require 
the Chamber to be cleared if necessary. 

Duties and Privileges of Members; Visitors; 
Lobbying. 

Rule 5. While the presiding officer is putting the 
question, no member shall walk across or out of the 
Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to his speak- 
ing, making a motion or seconding the same, shall 
rise from his seat and address himself to the pre- 
siding officer, and say, "Mr. President", and shall 
not proceed with his remarks until recognized and 
named by the Chair. He shall confine himself to 
the question under debate, avoiding personalities 
and refraining from impugning the motives of any 
other member's argument or vote. 

Rule 7. When two or more members rise at 
one time, the presiding officer shall name the mem- 
ber who is first to speak. 

Rule 8. During the session of the Council no one 
shall be admitted within the bar of the Council 
Chamber except representatives of the press, ex- 
Aldermen, heads of departments and persons hold- 
ing cards of admission signed by the Mayor or tlie 



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president pro tern., all of whom shall occupy seats 
assigned to them. 

No person shall at any session or meeting of the 
members of the Council solicit any Alderman to 
vote for or against any person or proposition. 

Presentation of New Business. 

Rule 9. When a member wishes to present a 
communication, petition, order, resolution, ordi- 
nance or other original matter, he shall send it to 
the desk of the Clerk, who shall read such matter 
when reached in its proper orderj and the Clerk 
shall call each ward for the fifth order of business, 
beginning one meeting at the First Ward and the 
next meeting at the Fiftieth Ward, and so on alter- 
nately during the term of the Council. 

Debate. 

Rule 10. No member shall speak more than 
once on the same question, except with the unani- 
mous consent of the Council, and then not until 
every other member desiring to speak shall have 
had an opportunity to do so; provided, however, 
that the proponent of the matter under considera- 
tion, or the chairman of the committee whose re- 
port is under consideration, as the case may be, 
shall have the right to open and close debate. No 
member shall speak longer than ten minutes at 
any one time, except by consent of the Council. 

While a member is speaking, no member shall 
hold any private discourse nor pass between the 
speaker and the Chair. 

Call to Order. 

Rule 11. A member when called to order by the 
Chair shall thereupon take his seat and the order 
or ruling of the Chair shall be binding and con- 
clusive, subject only to the right of appeal. 

Appeals from the Decision of the Chair. 

Rule 12. Any member may appeal to the Coun- 
cil from a ruling of the Chair and, if the appeal is 
seconded, the member making the appeal may 
briefly state his reason for the same, and the Chair 
may briefly explain his ruling; but there shall be 
no debate on the appeal and no other member shall 
participate in the discussion. The Chair shall then 
put the question, "Shall the decision of the Chair be 
sustained?" If a majority of the members vote 
"aye", then the ruling of the Chair shall be sus- 
tained, otherwise, it shall be overruled. 

Bight of Personal Privilege. 

Rule 13. The right of a member to address the 
Council on a question of personal privilege shall be 
limited to cases in which his integrity, character or 
motives are assailed, questioned or impugned. 

Voting. 

Rule 14. Every member who shall be present 
when a question is stated from the Chair shall vote 
thereon, unless excused by the Council, or unless 
he is personally interested in the question, in which 
case he shall not vote. 

Special Order of Business. 

Rule 15. Any matter before the Council may be 
set down as a special order of business at a time 
certain, if two-thirds of the Aldermen present vote 
in the affirmative, but not otherwise. 



All Motions Required to Be Seconded. 

Rule 16. No motion shall be put or debated in 
the Council or in committee unless it be seconded. 
When a motion is seconded, it shall be stated by the 
presiding officer before debate, and every motion in 
the Council, except motions of procedure, shall be 
reduced in writing, if required by a member, and 
the proposer of the motion shall be entitled to the 
floor. 

Withdrawal of Motions. 

Rule 17. After a motion or resolution is stated 
by the presiding officer, it shall be deemed to be in 
possession of the Council, but may be withdrawn at 
any time before decision or amendment, by consent 
of the Council. 

Division of Questions. 

Rule 18. If any question under consideration 
contains several distinct propositions, the Council 
by a majority vote of the members present may 
divide such question. 

Record of Motions. 

Rule 19. In all cases where a resolution or mo- 
tion is entered on the Journal, the name of the 
member moving the same shall be entered also. 

Taking and Entering of Votes. 

Rule 20. If any member require it, the yeas and 
nays upon any question shall be taken and entered 
on the Journal; but the yeas and nays shall not be 
taken unless called for previous to any vote on the 
question. 

When the Clerk has commenced to call the roll of 
the Council by the taking of a vote by yeas and 
nays, all debate on the question before the Council 
shall be deemed concluded, and during the taking 
of the vote no member shall be permitted to explain 
his vote but shall respond to the calling of his name 
by the Clerk by answering "yea" or "nay", as the 
case may be. 

Announcement and Changes of Votes. 

Rule 21. The result of all votes by yeas and 
nays shall not be announced by the Clerk, but shall 
be handed by him to the Chairman for announce- 
ment, and no vote shall be changed after the tally 
list has passed from the hands of the Clerk. 

Filling of Blanks. 

Rule 22. When a blank is to be filled, and dif- 
ferent sums or times proposed, the question shall be 
taken first on the least sum or the longest time. 

Precedence of Questions. 

Rule 23. When a question is under debate, the 
only motions in order shall be: 1, to adjourn to a 
day certain; 2, to adjourn; 3, to take a recess; 4, to 
lay on the table; 5, the previous question; 6, to 
refer; 7, to amend; 8, to substitute; 9, to postpone 
to a time certain; 10, to postpone indefinitely; Nos. 
2, 4 and 5 to be decided without debate; such mo- 
tions shall take precedence over each other in the 
order stated. 

Adjournment. 

Rule 24. A motion to adjourn the Council shall 
always be in order, except: 1, when a member is in 
possession of the floor; 2, while the yeas and nays 
are being called; 3, when the members are voting; 
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motion; and, 5, when it has been decided that the 
pievious question shall be taken. 

Rule 25. A motion simply to adjouin shall not 
be subject to amendment or debate, but a motion to 
adjourn to a time certain shall be. 

Rule 26. The Council may at any time adjourn 
over one or more regular meetings, on a vote of a 
majority of all the Aldermen authorized by law to 
be elected. 

Previous Question. 

Rule 27. When the previous question is moved 
and seconded it shall be put in this form: "Shall 
the main question now be put?" If such question 
be carried, all further amendment and all further 
motions and debate shall be excluded, and the 
question put without delay, upon the pending 
amendments in proper order, and then upon the 
main question. 

Motions to Lay on the Table and to Take from 
the Table. 

Rule 28. A motion simply to lay a question on 
the table shall not be debatable; but a motion to 
lay on the table and publish, or with any other con- 
dition, shall be subject to amendment and debate. 

A motion to take any motion or other proposition 
from the table may be proposed at the same meet- 
ing at which such motion or proposition was laid 
upon the table, provided two-thirds of the Alder- 
men vote therefor. 

Rule 29. A motion to lay any particular motion 
or a proposition on the table shall apply to that 
motion or proposition only. 

Indefinite Postponement. 

' Rule 30. When consideration of a motion or 
other proposition is postponed indefinitely, it shall 
not be again taken up at the same meeting. 

Motion to Refer. 

Rule 31. A motion to refer to a standing com- 
mittee shall take precedence over a similar motion 
to refer to a special committee. 

Motion to Amend. 

Rule 32. A motion to amend an amendment 
shall be in order, but one to amend an amendment 
to an amendment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 33. An amendment modifying the inten- 
tion of a motion shall be in order; but an amend- 
ment relating to a different subject shall not be in 
order. 

Rule 34. On an amendment to "Strike out and 
insert", the paragraph to be amended shall first be 
read as it stands, then the words proposed to be 
stricken out, then those to be inserted, and finally 
the paragraph as it will stand if so amended shall 
be read. 

Motion to Substitute. 

Rule 35. A substitute for any original propo- 
sition under debate may be entertained when fur- 
ther amendment is not admissible; and if accepted 
by the mover of such original proposition, or by 
the Council by vote, it shall entirely supersede such 
original proposition and cut off all amendments 
appertaining thereto. 

Motion to Reconsider. 

Rule 36. A vote or question may be reconsid- 
ered at any time during the same meeting, or at the 



first regular meeting held thereafter. A motion for 
reconsideration, having been once made, and de- 
cided in the negative, shall not be renewed nor 
shall a vote to reconsider be reconsidered. 

Rule 37. A motion to reconsider must be made 
and seconded by members who voted on the pre- 
vailing side of the question to be reconsidered, 
unless otherwise provided by law; provided, how- 
ever, that where a motion has received a majority 
vote in the affirmative, but is declared lost on ac- 
count of a lack of sufficient affii'mative votes to 
adopt such motion, then a motion to reconsider 
may be made and seconded by those voting in the 
affirmative on such question to be reconsidered. 

Resumption of Business after Adjournment. 

Rule 38. The Council shall at all regular meet- 
ings resume business at the same order on which it 
was engaged immediately preceding the last ad- 
journment with the exceptions of orders Nos. 1, 2, 
3, 4 and 5 of Rule 2, which shall be called and dis- 
posed of before resuming business as herein pro- 
vided. 

Standing Committees. 

Rule 39. The following shall be the standing 
committees of the City Council: 

1. Committee on Aviation and Recreation. 

2. Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

3. Committee on Committees and Rules.- 

4. Committee on Compensation. 

5. Committee on Consolidation, Reorganiza- 
tion and Taxation. 

6. Committee on Finance. 

^ 7. Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
B'ridges. 

8. Committee on Health. 

9. Committee on Housing. 

10. Committee on Judiciary and State Legis- 
lation. 

11. Committee on Labor and Industrial Rela- 
tions. 

12. Committee on License. 

13. Committee on Local Industries, Streets 
and Alleys. 

14. Committee on Local Transportation. 

15. Committee on Police and Municipal Insti- 
tutions. 

16. Committee on Railway Terminals. 

17. Committee on Schools, Fire and Civil 
Service. 

18. Committee on Special Assessments. 

19. Committee on Traffic and Public Safety. 

20. Committee on Utilities. 

Membership of Standing Committees. 

Rule 40. The members of the Council as set out 
below shall, together with the President Pro Tern, 
of the Council, constitute the several standing com- 
mittees of the City Council. 

In each instance the first-named shall be the 
chairman and the second-named shall be the vice- 



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chairman. In the event of the absence of the chair- 
man from the city or from a meeting of the com- 
mittee or of the Council, the vice-chairman shall 
perform the duties and exercise the authority of 
chairman, with the exception of the signing of 
vouchers and payrolls. Vouchers and payrolls may 
be signed only by the chairman of the committee 
or by some person or persons designated by him. 
In the event of a vacancy in the chairmanship of a 
committee, caused by death, resignation or other- 
wise, the vice-chairman shall act as chairman of 
the committee until such time as the Council shall 
fill the said vacancy of chairman on the recommen- 
dation of the Committee on Committees and Rules. 

Aviation and Recreation. 

Grealis (Chairman), Connelly (Vice-Chairman), 
Dickerson, Douglas, Hartnett, Hogan, Kovarik, 
Boyle, Duffy, Upton, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cul- 
lerton, Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Young. 

Buildings and Zoning. 

Crowe (Chairman), Cullerton (Vice-Chairman), 
Cohen, Lindell, McDermott, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sain, Gillespie, 
Upton, Zwiefka, Porten, Brody, Cowhey, Keenan. 

Committees and Rules. 

Arvey (Chairman), Quinn (Vice-Chairman), 
Lindell, McDermott, Rostenkowski. 

Compensation. 

Upton (Chairman), Daley (Vice-Chairman), 
Connelly, Murphy, Duffy, Ropa, Kacena, Porten, 
Cullerton, Brody, Bauler, Meyer, Young. 

Consolidation, Reorganization and Taxation. 

Keenan (Chairman), Ropa (Vice-Chairman), 
Dickerson, Grant, Smith, Olin, Rowan, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Kovarik, Boyle, Sobota, Upton, Zwiefka, 
Walsh, Brody, Hilburn, Quirk. 

Finance. 

Arvey (Chairman), Kiley (Vice-Chairman), 
Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, McDermott, Kovarik, 
Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Sain, Kells, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Orlikoski, Ross, Crowe, Grealis, Quinn. 

Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

Orlikoski (Chairman), O'Hallaren (Vice-Chair- 
man), Grant, Cohen, Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, 
Rowan, Hogan, Kovarik, Murphy, Sobota, Walsh, 
Crowe, Grealis, Young, Quirk. 

Health. 

Ross (Chairman), Cowhey (Vice-Chairman), 
Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Olin, Hartnett, 
Boyle, O'Hallaren, Sobota, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, 
Rostenkowski, Kiley, Bauler, Young. 

Housing. 

Lindell (Chairman), Meyer (Vice-Chairman), 
Dickerson, Douglas, Smith, Olin, Rowan, Hartnett, 
Boyle, Pacelli, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Orlikoski, 
Walsh, Kiley, Grealis, Hilburn, Keenan. 

Judiciary and State Legislation. 

Brody (Chairman), Hilburn (Vice-Chairman), 
Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Olin, Boyle, 
Murphy, Sonnenschein, Sobota, Kells, Zwiefka, 
Walsh, Grealis, Young, Quirk, Keenan. 



Labor and Industrial Relations. 

Rowan (Chairman), Douglas (Vice-Chairman), 
Lindell, Hogan, McDermott, Porten, Cullerton, 
Ross, Meyer, Quirk. 

License. 

Keane (Chairman), Bauler (Vice-Chairman), 
Kenna, Smith, Rowan, Connelly, O'Hallaren, Pa- 
celli, Ropa, Sobota, Kells, Gillespie, Rostenkowski, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Meyer, Hilburn, Quirk. 

Local Industries, Streets and Alleys. 

Hartnett (Chairman), Kacena (Vice-Chairman), 
Kenna, Smith, Daley, Connelly, Murphy, Pacelli, 
Ropa, Sain, Gillespie, Keane, Porten, Ross, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Meyer, Young. 

Local Transportation. 

Quinn (Chairman), Pacelli (Vice-Chairman), 
Daley, Rowan, Connelly, McDermott, Kovarik, 
Duffy, Sain, Kells, Keane, Porten, Orlikoski, Cul- 
lerton, Brody, Crowe, Bauler, Keenan. 

Police and Municipal Institutions. 

Rostenkowski (Chairman), Porten (Vice-Chair- 
man), Kenna, Daley, Connelly, Hartnett, Kovarik, 
Murphy, O'Hallaren, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Cowhey, Bauler, Meyer. 

Railway Terminals. 

Kovarik (Chairman), Murphy (Vice-Chairman), 
Cohen, Douglas, Smith, Daley, Olin, Connelly, 
Hogan, McDermott, O'Hallaren, Kacena, Cullerton, 
Crowe, Bauler, Young, Hilburn, Quirk. 

Schools, Fire and Civil Service. 

Sonnenschein (Chairman), Sain (Vice-Chair- 
man), Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Smith, Olin, Boyle, 
Ropa, Sobota, Gillespie, Keane, Zwiefka, Orlikoski, 
Ross, Grealis, Hilburn, Quinn. 

Special Assessments. 

Duffy (Chairman), Zwiefka (Vice-Chairman), 
Dickerson, Gi-ant, Smith, Olin, Boyle, Murphy, 
Pacelli, Sobota, Sain, Keane, Walsh, Ross, Bauler, 
Grealis, Meyer, Hilburn. 

Traffic and Public Safety. 

Kells (Chairman), Gillespie (Vice-Chairman), 
Grant, Daley, Lindell, Hogan, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Ropa, Kacena, Upton, Rostenkowski, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Meyer, Quirk, Keenan. 

Utilities. 

McDermott (Chairman), Young (Vice-Chair- 
man), Dickerson, Cohen, Hogan, Murphy, Duffy, 
Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, Upton, 
Zwiefka, Walsh, Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, 
Keenan. 

Jurisdiction of Committees. 

Rule 41. 

Committee on Aviation and Recreation: 

The Committee on Aviation and Recreation shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to avia- 
tion, parks, playgrounds, bathing beaches, athletic 
fields, billiard halls or rooms, athletic contests or 
exhibitions, and all other recreational facilities, 
and the formulation of rules and regulations gov- 
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Committee on Bxiildings and Zoning: 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning shiall 
have jurisdiction over all matters lelating to build- 
ings, except those relating to buildings owned by 
the municipality, and all matters relating to zoning. 

Committee on Cormiiittees and Rules: 

The Committee on Committees and Rules shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to, bear- 
ing upon or affecting the creation of any new com- 
mittees, changes in the standing committees or 
rules, the filling of any vacancies in the office of 
President Pro Tern, and in the chairmanships, vice- 
chairmanships and memberships of the committees 
as herein provided, caused by death, resignation or 
otherwise; and over all matters relating to the 
redistricting of the City of Chicago into Wards; 
and said committee shall supervise the clerical and 
other service rendered in the general committee 
rooms and in the Council Chamber. 

Committee on Compensation: 

Whenever any committee shall have voted to 
recommend the passage by the City Council of any 
ordinance for the vacation of a street, alley or other 
public way, or any ordinance, order or resolution 
proposing to permit a private use of or to grant 
special privileges in any street, alley, public dock, 
wharf, pier or other public ground, excepting 
franchises for public utilities, such committee shall 
thereupon transmit such ordinance, order or reso- 
lution to the Committee on Compensation, which 
shall fix the amount to be recommended as the 
proper compensation to be paid to the City for any 
such private use or special privilege or street or 
alley vacation, which compensation shall be in- 
serted in such ordinance, order or resolution; and 
thereupon, without further or other consideration 
by the committee which has voted to recommend 
such matter to the City Council for passage, such 
ordinance, order or resolution shall be submitted 
to the City Council by such committee. 

Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization and 
Taxation: 

The Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization 
and Taxation shall have jurisdiction over all mat- 
ters relating to, bearing upon or affecting the 
following: 

(a) Those affecting the basic organization of 
existing departments or important bureaus 
thereof. 

(b) Those providing for the formation of new 
departments or new and important bureaus in 
existing departments. 

(c) Those providing for the abolition of exist- 
ing departments or important bureaus by con- 
solidation, transfer or otherwise. 

(d) Those covering questions common to more 
than one department or principal bureau and 
those covering conflict or jurisdiction and over- 
lapping of activities of departments and bureaus. 

(e) Those looking toward the simplification of 
the City's municipal government through the 
consolidation of existing taxing bodies or by 
other means. 

(f) Those relating to changes in, and the ad- 
ministration of, the revenue laws in their rela- 
tion to taxes. 



Committee on Finance: 

The Committee on Finance shall have jurisdic- 
tion over all matters involving expenditure of 
moneys by the City or necessitating an appropria- 
tion therefor; all matters relating to finance and the 
revenue of the City; all matters relating to the 
purchase, sale or lease of real estate; all matters 
relating to permits involving revenue, and all mat- 
ters relating exclusively to the water supply. 

The Committee on Finance shall also have juris- 
diction over all matters relating to the solicitation 
of funds for charitable or special purposes on the 
streets and other public places of the City of Chi- 
cago, and shall have full power and authority to 
prescribe all necessary rules to govern such solici- 
tation, including the authority to designate the 
organizations which shall be permitted to partici- 
pate in such solicitation. For this purpose the com- 
mittee shall appoint a standing subcommittee on 
tag days. 

Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges: 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges shall have jurisdiction over all matters 
relating to harbors, wharves and bridges. 

Committee on Health: 

The Committee on Health shall have jurisdiction 
over all matters directly relating to the public 
health. 

Committee on Housing: 

The Committee on Housing shall work in con- 
junction with the Chicago Housing Authority in 
an effort to provide low-cost housing, and shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to the 
following: 

(a) Unfair practices or methods in increasing 
rental charges for homes and apartments; 

(b) Exorbitant or unwarranted increases in 
rental charges, contrary to public interest, for 
homes and apartments; 

(c) Public building construction programs 
initiated as a means of eliminating a shortage of 
homes and apartments, and reconstruction in the 
public interest of so-called blighted areas; 

(d) State and Federal legislation affecting 
homes and apartments, housing programs, slum 
clearance and rehabilitation of blighted areas; 
and 

(e) Other matters looking towards more ade- 
quate and improved housing facilities in Chicago. 

Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation: 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion shall have jurisdiction over all matters relat- 
ing to state or federal legislation; elections; the 
censure, suspension and expulsion of members; 
and judicial and legal matters not conflicting with 
the jurisdiction of other committees. 

Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: 

The Committee on Labor and Industrial Rela- 
tions shall have jurisdiction over 

(a) All matters affecting labor, and the rela- 
tionship between industry and labor; 

(b) All matters relating to the establishment 
of new industries in Chicago and the expansion 
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which other standing committees ai'e given 
specific jurisdiction. 

Committee on License: 

The Committee on License shall have jusidiction 
over all matters relating to the issuance of licenses 
and to the regulation of all businesses and occupa- 
tions for which licenses are or may be required. 

ComTnittee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys: 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys shall have jurisdiction over applications for 
the leasing of space in streets and alleys; applica- 
tions for switch tracks or for street and alley vaca- 
tions where the property vacated is to be used for, 
or in connection with any industry or public utility; 
and to street nomenclature and to such street and 
alley vacations as are not hereinbefore named. 

Committee on Local Transportation: 

The Committee on Local Transportation shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to local 
transportation, street and elevated railroads, sub- 
ways and all matters relating to the regulation of 
public utilities furnishing local transportation 
within the City, or to the granting of any fran- 
chises to such public utilities, and all matters relat- 
ing to the regulation of taxicabs or motorbus lines. 

Committee on Police and Municipal Institutions: 

The Committee on Police and Municipal Institu- 
tions shall have jurisdiction over all matters relat- 
ing to the Police Department, the Municipal Court, 
and the regulation of municipal buildings. 

Committee on Railway Terminals: 

The Committee on Railway Terminals shall have 
jurisdiction over all matters relating to railway 
terminal facilities. 

Committee on Schools, Fire and Civil Service: 

The Committee on Schools, Fire and Civil Serv- 
ice shall have charge of all matters relating to the 
school system, the Fire Department and the Civil 
Service. 

Committee on Special Assessments: 

The Committee on Special Assessments shall 
have jurisdiction over all public improvements to 
be paid for by special assessment; provided, how- 
ever, that all ordinances for the construction of 
local transportation subways in whole or in part by 
special assessment shall be referred to a joint com- 
mittee consisting of the Committees on Local 
Transportation and Special Assessments. 

Committee on Traffic and Public Safety: 

The Committee on Traffic and Public Safety shall 
have jurisdiction over all matters relating to 
vehicular and pedestrian traffic, traffic congestion 
and parking (except public cab stands) ; all mat- 
ters relating to the safe and convenient use of the 
streets and public safety; and all matters relating 
to superhighways, grade separations and traffic 
facilities, and all matters relating to the preparing 
and adopting of a co-ordinated plan for highway 
development in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. 

Committee on Utilities: 

The Committee on Utilities shall have jurisdic- 
tion over all matters relating to gas, electricity, 
telephones, telegraph and signal systems; and to 
the granting of franchises and the regulation of 



public utilities, with the exception of those mat- 
ters over which jurisdiction has been conferred 
herein upon the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion. 

Discharge of Special Committees. 

Rule 42. On the acceptance of a final report 
from a special committee, the said committee shall 
be discharged without a vote, unless otherwise 
ordered. 

When Committee Meetings Shall Be Called — Re- 
moval of Chairman, Vice-Chairman or Member 
— Quorum — Five Members May Call Meetings. 

Rule 43. Unless in cases of emergency, commit- 
tee meetings shall be called at least twenty-four 
hours prior to the time of the meetings, and each 
member shall attend promptly at the hour stated in 
the notice. 

Any chairman, vice-chairman or member of any 
committee who shall be inattentive to or neglectful 
of his duty as such chairman, vice-chairman or 
member may be removed from his assignment as 
such chairman, vice-chairman and/or member by 
a majority vote of the City Council upon the recom- 
mendation of the committee in question. 

A majority of the members of a standing com- 
mittee shall constitute a quorum; and a majority of 
the members of each subcommittee that may be 
appointed shall likewise constitute a quorum. 

Any five members of a standing committee may 
call a meeting of such committee upon the filing of 
a written notice to that effect with the City Clerk. 

Times of Committee Meetings. 

Rule 44. A meeting of all chairmen of the vari- 
ous Council committees shall be held to be called 
by the Chairman of the Committee on Finance, for 
the purpose of setting the day and hour of meetings 
of such committees throughout the term of the 
Council. Except in cases of emergency the schedule 
so adopted shall be complied with, and a copy of 
such schedule shall be posted by the City Clerk in 
a conspicuous place in the corridor adjoining the 
rooms provided for committee meetings. 

New Business Required to Be Referred to Com- 
mittees Unless by Unanimous Consent. 

Rule 45. All ordinances, petitions, resolutions, 
orders and communications to the Council shall, 
unless by unanimous consent, be referred to appro- 
priate committees, to be decided by the Chair, and 
only acted upon by the Council at a subsequent 
meeting, on the report of the committee having 
the same in charge. 

Procedure When Two or More Committees Are 
Called. 

Rule 46. When two or more committees are 
called, the subject-matter shall be referred, with- 
out debate, to the Committee on Committees and 
Rules, who shall recommend to which committee of 
the Council the subject-matter shall go. In each 
instance, the Committee on Committees and Rules 
shall report its recommendation to the Council at 
the next regular meeting succeeding the meeting at 
which any matter involving a conflict of jurisdic- 
tion of committees shall have been referred to 
them. 

Appointments to Be Deferred. 

Rule 47. All appointments in which Council 
concurrence is necessary shall lie over until the 
next meeting of the Council. 



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Reports of Comniiltccs. 

Rule 48. All ropoils ol' committocs shall be ad- 
dressed: "To the President and Members of the 
City Council:". They shall briefly describe the 
matter referred, and the conclusion to which the 
committee has anived; which conclusion shall be 
summed up in the form of an ordinance, order, 
resolution, recommendation or some other distinct 
proposition; and shall contain a statement showing 
the number of members of the committee who 
voted for and against the recommendation con- 
tained in the report; and sucli reports may be pre- 
sented to the Council by the chairmen of the com- 
mittees during the call of the wards, when the 
wards they respectively represent are reached. 

Records of Proceedings of Committees; Roll Calls. 

Rule 49. Each committee of the City Council 
shall cause to be kept a record of its proceedings; 
and whenever a roll call is had by any such com- 
mittees such roll call shall be called starting with 
the First Ward and such record shall plainly indi- 
cate the vote of each member thereof. The chair- 
man shall be entitled to vote, but shall not be 
required to vote except in the case of a tie vote of 
the members. These records shall be filed in the 
office of the City Clerk and shall be open to public 
inspection. 

General Provisions Concerning Ordinances. 

Rule 50. 

Vacations of Streets, Etc. — Use of Popular and 

Legal Descriptions — Names of Be^ieficiaries — • 

Verification of Legal Descriptions. 

All ordinances for the vacation of streets, alleys 
or other public property in the City of Chicago 
shall contain, in addition to the legal description 
of the property sought to be vacated by such ordi- 
nances, the popular description of the property, 
giving in the case of a lot the street number, in 
the case of an alley the names of the streets sur- 
rounding the block or blocks in which such alley 
is located, and in the case of a street the names of 
the two nearest intersecting cross streets. Said 
legal and popular description and the names of the 
beneficiary or beneficiaries shall be printed in the 
Journal of the Council Proceedings of the meeting 
at which any such ordinance is introduced. 

Before any vacation ordinance is finally acted 
upon by the Council the legal description of the 
property sought to be vacated shall be verified by 
the City's Bureau of Maps and Plats. 

Amendment of Ordinances — -Use of Italics to 
Indicate Changes. 

All ordinances amending any section of the Re- 
vised Chicago Code of 1931 or any general or spe- 
cial ordinance of the City shall be so printed in the 
Council Journal that the changes made in the 
original ordinance shall be shown in italics in the 
event that sentences are added to the original or- 
dinance. 

Committee Recommendations — Publication in 
Pamphlet Form. 

All ordinances approved by standing committees 
of the Council, except ordinances recommended 
and submitted by the Board of Local Improvements, 
shall, immediately upon such approval, be pub- 
lished in pamphlet form by the City Clerk for dis- 
tribution, and shall be described by a sufficiently 
identifying caption in the Council Journal until 



after the final passage of said ordinance or ordi- 
nances by the City Council, when they shall be 
published in full. 

Grants of Rights in Streets — To Be Considered 
Section by Section — Attaching of Map or Plat. 

All ordinances granting rights in streets to public 
utility corporations which relate to or include 
within their provisions anything concerning the va- 
cation, closing, opening, crossing, otherwise than 
on the surface, or undermining of streets or alleys 
shall, after the same have been approved by the 
special or standing committee of the Council to 
which they were referred and after having been 
deferred and published, on being called up for final 
passage, be considered section by section; and no 
such ordinance shall be passed unless it has at- 
tached thereto as a part of same a complete and 
adequate map or plat showing in detail how the 
streets and alleys involved will be affected thereby. 

Presentation of Ordinances in Duplicate. 

All ordinances (except those emanating from the 
Board of Local Improvements) which are submitted 
to the City Council for action shall be presented in 
duplicate. 

Adoption of Robert's "Rules of Order — Revised". 

Rule 51. The rules of parliamentary practice 
comprised in the latest published edition of Robert's 
"Rules of Order — Revised" shall govern the Coun- 
cil in all cases to which they are applicable, and in 
which they are not inconsistent with the standing 
rules of this Council. 

Temporary Suspension of Rules; Amendment of 
Rules. 

Rule 52. These rules may be temporarily sus- 
pended by a vote of two-thirds of all the Aldermen 
entitled by law to be elected and shall not be re- 
pealed, altered or amended unless by concurrence 
of two-thirds of all the Aldermen entitled by law 
to be elected. 

Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Rule 53. There shall be elected by the members 
of the Council a Sergeant-at-Arms of this Council 
and such assistants as the Council may direct, who 
shall preserve order, obey the directions of the 
Council and perform all duties usually appertain- 
ing to the office of Sergeant-at-Arms of deliberative 
assemblies; provided that such Sergeant-at-Arms 
shall be removable at the will of the Council by 
resolution duly adopted. Pages shall be under the 
direction and supervision of the Sergeant-at-Arms 
during sessions of the City Council. 

Censure of Members; Expulsion of Members. 

Rule 54. Any member acting or appearing in a 
lewd or disgraceful manner, or who uses oppro- 
brious, obscene or insulting language to or about 
any member of the Council, or who does not obey 
the order of the Chair, shall be, on motion, cen- 
sured by a majority vote of the members present, 
or expelled by a tv/o-thirds vote of all members 
elected. In case of censure the Sergeant-at-Arms, 
his assistants or any person acting under direction 
of the Chair shall cause the member censured to 
vacate his seat and come before the bar of the 
Council and receive censure from the Chair. 

Floral Displays and Decorations. 

Rule 55. Floral displays or decorations shall not 
be permitted in the Council Chamber during the 
session of the Council. 



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Election of Alderman James B. Bowler as President 
Pro Tern, of the City Council. 

By unanimous consent, Alderman Arvey presented 
the following resolution: 

Resolved, That Alderman James B. Bowler be 
and he is hereby elected President Pro Tem. of the 
City Council. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 



Friday, March 24, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M., signed 
by Peter J. Brady, Ci^ Clerk (in office on that date). 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM 
CITY OFHCERS. 



Election of a Sergeant-at-Arms and Assistant 
Sergeants-at-Arms. 

By unanimous consent. Alderman Arvey presented 
the following resolution: 

Resolved, That the following-named persons be 
and they are hereby elected to the following offices 
of the City Council, for the term ending with the 
first regular meeting of the City Council to be held 
in the month of April, 1940: 

William F. Harrah, Sergeant-at-Arms; 
Albert Johnson, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms; 
John J. Dohney, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms; 
Arthur X. Elrod, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms; 
Clement J. McDermott, Assistant Sergeant-at- 
Arms; 

Charles Vinci, Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 



Matters Referred to Former Committees and Undis- 
posed of Referred to the New Committees of 
the City Council. 

By unanimous consent, Alderman Arvey presented 
the following resolution: 

Resolved, That all matters .referred to the vari- 
ous committees of the City Council during the 
Council years 1937 to 1939, or previous years, and 
undisposed of by the committees of the old City 
Council, be and the same are hereby referred to 
appropriate committees of this Council. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderjnan Arvey moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



JOURNAL (March 24, 1939). 



MAYOR. 



Extension of Felicitations to Mayor Kelly by Honor- 
able Henry Horner, Governor of the State of 
Illinois. 

The Clerk read the following telegram, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Springfield, III., April 12, 1939. 

Hon. Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, City of Chicago: 

Please accept my heartiest congratulations on 
this important occasion, marking the beginning of 
your new term as Mayor of the great city of Chi- 
cago. 

I regret that because of my convalescence, I am 
unable to be present in person at this evening's 
inaugural ceremonies in your honor. However, I 
am with you in spirit and extend to you my very 
best wishes for a successful administration. 

Under your leadership and with the cooperation 
of your associates, I am sure Chicago will go for- 
ward to a new era of prosperity and happiness for 
the people of that great metropolis, which is my 
home city and yours. Good luck. 

Henry Horner. 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the rec- 
ord of the proceedings of the regular meeting held on 



Memorial Resolution on the Death of Honorable James 

Hamilton Lewis, United States Senator from 

Illinois. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication : 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 11, 1939.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — It is my painful duty to announce 
to you the death on Sunday, April 9th, of the Hon- 
orable James Hamilton Lewis, United States 
Senator from Illinois. He was a distinguished Chi- 
cagoan, a great patriot, and a great statesman, who 
ably and fearlessly represented the interests of 
Chicago and of Illinois in the United States Senate. 

I believe it goes without saying that all of us feel 
a sense of deep loss on the passing of this great 
Chicagoan and great American. For me it was a 
personal loss, for I was happy to have enjoyed his 



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April 12, 1939 



personal friendship. Yet I know the loss to our city 
and our state is even t'reater. 

I believe the City Council will wish to adopt a 
suitable resolution on the passing of Senator Lewis. 



Very truly yours, 



(Siged) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the resolution submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Bauler moved to adopt the resolution. 
Seconded by Alderman Crowe. 

The motion prevailed unanimously, by a rising 
vote. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Resolution 

Whereas, The Almighty God in His infinite wis- 
dom brought to an end the career of the Honorable 
James Hamilton Lewis; and 

Whereas, The Honorable James Hamilton Lewis, 
a Chicagoan who rose to the heights of American 
statesmanship, represented the State of Illinois 
gloriously and with high distinction in the Senate 
of the United States; and 

Whereas, His career as soldier, as a member of 
the bar, as Corporation Counsel of the City of Chi- 
cago, and as a member of the United States Senate 
for three elected terms, was an everlasting inspira- 
tion, to the citizens of Chicago, of Illinois, and of the 
nation at large, — a career notable for its high 
patriotism, for heartfelt concern for the welfare of 
the people of all classes; and 

Whereas, The passing of James Hamilton Lewis 
is cause for genuine sorrow for the people of Chi- 
cago whom he so unselfishly served; now, therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of Chicago pro- 
claim the passing of the Honorable James Hamilton 
Lewis as an occasion for civic mourning; and be 
it further 

Resolved, That the City Council offer the con- 
dolences of the City of Chicago to the bereaved 
widow of Senator Lewis in this hour of her great 
loss; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be in- 
scribed in the records of this council in permanent 
tribute to the memory of the Honorable James 
Hamilton Lewis; and be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution, suitably 
engrossed, be presented to the widow of the Hon- 
orable James Hamilton Lewis as a token of the 
esteem in which he was held by the City of Chicago. 



Approval of the Appointment of W. Ellis Stewart as a 
Member of the Chicago Recreation Commission. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication: 



Office of the Mayor, I 
Chicago, April 12, 1939. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — This is to advise you that I have 
appointed Mr. W. Ellis Stewart, Secretary of the 
Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Company, 3511 S. 
South Park Way, as a member of the Chicago Re- 
creation Commission to fill the vacancy caused by 
the resignation of Mr. C. A. Barnett. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Alderman Grant moved to concur in said appoint- 
ment. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 



Report of Releases from the House of Correction. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted a 
report of persons released by him from the House 
of Correction during the period from March 1, 1939 
to April 1, 1939, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, April 12, 1939. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of the Revised Chicago Code of 1931, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in the City 
Clerk's ofiice: 

Desplaines Safety Deposit Co.: acceptance and 
bond, ordinance passed January 4, 1939, tunnel; 
filed March 6, 1939; 

Charles P. Megan, Trustee of the property of 
the Chicago & Northwestern Ry. Co.: acceptance 
and bond, ordinance passed January 25, 1939, 
tunnel; filed March 6, 1939; 

The 12th Street Store: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed February 23, 1939, vault or 
tunnel; filed March 9, 1939; 

Logan L. Mullins (as Receiver): acceptance 
and bond, ordinance passed January 4, 1939, tun- 
nel; filed March 13, 1939; 

Washington Boulevard Hospital: acceptance 
and bond, ordinance passed January 18, 1939, 
covered bridge (passageway); filed March 15, 
1939; 

The Northern Trust Co. (as Trustee): ac- 
ceptance and bond, ordinance passed March 1, 
1939, vault; filed March 20, 1939. 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



April 12, 1939 



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15 



Reports of Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cations, which were ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, April 12, 1939. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
ordinajices listed below, passed March 15, 1939 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on the 
respective pages noted), were officially published 
in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on Tuesday, 
March 28, 1939: 

1. Amendment of the "Building Ordinance of 
the City of Chicago" by adding Article 810 — Fire 
Protection (pp.. 8163-4). 

2. Amendment of Section 2112.02 of the 
"Building Ordinance of the City of Chicago" (p. 
8164). 

3. Prohibition against peddling in the district 
bounded by S. Western avenue, S. California 
avenue, W. 103rd street and W. 109th street (p. 
8151). 

4. Designation of W. Wellington avenue, be- 
tween N. Sheridan road and N. Halsted street, as 
a "through" street (p. 8161). 

5. Speed limitation for vehicles on N. Clark 
street, between W. Belden avenue and W. Di- 
versey parkway (25 miles per hour) (p. 8160). 

6. Extensions of parking prohibitions at the 
following locations: 

No. Ill W. Huron street (12-foot extension) 
(p. 8159); 

No. 721 N. La Salle street (20-foot exten- 
sion) (p. 8159). 

7. Prohibitions against the parking of vehi- 
cles, during specified hours, at the following lo- 
cations: 

N. Ridge avenue (west side), between W. 
Bryn Mawr avenue and N. Clark street 
(7:00 A. M. to 9:30 A. M.) (p. 8163); 

N. Ridge avenue (east side), between W. 
Bryn Mawr avenue and N. Clark street 
(5:00 P. M. to 7:00 P. M.) (p. 8163). 

8. Prohibitions against the parking of vehi- 
cles, at all times, at the following locations: 

No. 749 E. 44th street (p. 8149); 

S. Winchester avenue (west side) for a 
distance of 50 feet in front of church entrance 
approximately 100 feet north of W. 99th street 
(p. 8152); 

No. 1 N. Pulaski road (p. 8154) ; 

Nos. 3547-3549 W. North avenue (p. 8154); 

No. 1631 N. Milwaukee avenue (pp. 8154-5) ; 

No. 3150 N. Pulaski road (p. 8155) ; 

No. 4013 N. Milwaukee avenue (p. 8156); 

Nos. 416-420 N. Dearborn street (p. 8158); 

No. 1150 Lake Shore drive (p. 8159) ; 

No. 2244 N. Kenmore avenue (p. 8160) ; 



Nos. 412 W. Wellington avenue (p. 8161) ; 

No. 4758 N. Kenmore avenue (p. 8162). 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 

Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, April 12, 1939.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that an 
ordinance passed January 18, 1939, appearing on 
pages 7511-7512 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of said date, substituting revised general plans and 
drawings for the Initial System of Subways for 
general plans and drawings heretofore approved, 
and to change the locations of two connecting pas- 
sageways between certain stations on Subway 
Routes 1 and 2, was officially published in the Chi- 
cago Journal of Commerce on Friday, January 20, 
1939. 

Respectfully yours, 



(Signed) 



Ludwig D. 



Schreiber, 
City Clerk. 



Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, April 12, 1939.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that an 
ordinance passed March 24, 1939, appearing on 
pages 8198-8200 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of said date, approving certain revisions and 
changes in the general plans and drawings for the 
Initial System of Subways for local transportation 
purposes, was officially published in the Chicago 
Journal of Commerce on Monday, March 27, 1939. 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Designation of the Month of April, 1939 as "Cancer 
Control Month in Chicago". 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, an intensive nationwide campaign of 
education against cancer has been launched by the 
Women's Field Army of the American Society for 
the Control of Cancer; and 

Whereas, a unit of the Army organized by lead- 
ing women and directed by outstanding physicians 
is now engaged in this community in its war to save 
huinan life under the slogan "Early Cancer is Cur- 
able. Fight It with Knowledge;" and 

Whereas, cancer is a disease that may strike any- 
one of us and against which each of us may by in- 
telligence and alertness protect himself or herself 
to a real degree; and 

Whereas, thousands of persons in this community 
died of cancer last year, many of them needlessly; 
and 



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April 12, 1939 



Whereas, one out of seven of those now over 
forty will die in the future of this disease unless 
appropriate action is taken, 

Now, Therefore, I, Edward J. Kelly, as Mayor of 
Chicaf^o, proclaim the month of April, 1939, to be 
Cancer Control Month In Chicago, and I urge 
all of our citizens to unite in supporting the Wom- 
en's Field Army of the American Society for the 
Control of Cancer. 

Signed this 23d day of March, A.D., 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mmjor. 



Designation of the Period April 17-24, 1939 as "Youth 
Week in Chicago". 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, the future of our city, state and nation 
must in years to come be placed in the hands of our 
Youth of today, who will comprise the citizenship 
and leadership of tomorrow; and 

Whereas, it is the duty of all right-thinking adult 
citizens to cooperate to the fullest possible measure 
in any movement established for the up-building 
of greater health, understanding and finer character 
in our young people to the end that our city, state 
and nation may benefit from a more intelligent and 
capable citizenry of the future; and 

Whereas, a group of public-spirited citizens of 
Chicago have joined together and prepared pro- 
grams for the purpose of concentrating special at- 
tention upon the youth of our city during the pe- 
riod from April 17 to 24, 1939; 

Now, Therefore, I do hereby proclaim the period 
of April 17 to 24, inclusive, to be designated as 
Youth Week in Chicago, and I urge all of our peo- 
ple to cooperate fully and take part wherever pos- 
sible in the programs set aside for each day and 
truly "Help Youth to Help Itself." 

Signed this 27th day of March, A.D., 1939. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of the Period May 8-13, 1939 as "Building 
Industry Week in Chicago". 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

A Proclaivlation 

Whereas, in the making of the history of Chicago, 
no group has played a more important part than 
those citizens engaged in the building industry and 
allied trades; 

Whereas, for many years, Chicago was one of 
the outstanding building centers of the country, and 
should again take its proper place in the field of 
building industry because of the need for and ad- 



vantages of building construction at the present 
time; and 

Whereas, the Chicago Building Congress, in co- 
operation with a number of other groups and asso- 
ciations in the building industry, is sponsoring an 
intensive campaign during the week of May 8 to 
13, 1939, to call to the attention of the general pub- 
lic the soundness, economy and other benefits of 
doing necessary building construction at this time; 

Now, Therefore, I hereby declare theiperiod of 
May 8 to 13, inclusive, 1939, to be Building Indus- 
try Week in Chicago, and I urge all our citizens to 
lend their cooperation in every way possible to the 
end that new and needed building construction may 
be stimulated and thus provide additional pros- 
perity and advantage to our city. 

Signed this 11th day of April, A.D., 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Report of Approval by the State of Illinois (Author- 
ization of Expenditures from Motor Fuel Tax 
Funds for Engineering Expense — Subway or 
Viaduct in N. Laramie Av. at the C, M., 
St. P. & P. R. R.). 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

State of Illinois,] 
Department of Public Works and Buildings, | 
Division of Highways, f 
Springfield, March 29, 1939.) 
City— M.F.T. 
Chicago 
Improvement Resolution 

Mr. Peter J. Brady, City Clerk, Room 107, City Hall, 
Chicago, III. 

Dear Sir — The ordinance for Section N. Laramie 
Avenue — 1111.1-C.S., passed by the City Council 
March 1, 1939, was approved today. This ordinance 
appropriates $25,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund 
for engineering surveys, estimates, preliminary de- 
sign and plans for the proposed construction of a 
subway under, or a viaduct over, the railroad tracks 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific 
Railroad Company in N. Laramie avenue extended 
between W. Grand avenue and W. Moffat street. 



(Signed) 



Approved: 
(Signed) 



Very truly yours, 

Ernst Lieberman, 
Chief Highway Engineer. 



F. L. Smith, 
Director. 



Report of Partial Approval by the State of Illinois 

(Authorization for Expenditures Amounting to 

$2,300,000.00 Out of Motor Fuel Tax Funds 

for Street Construction and Reconstruction). 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 



April 12, 1939 



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State of Illinois,] 

Department of Public Works and Buildings, | 

Division of Highways, f 

City— M F T Springfield, April 10, 1939. J 

Chicago 

Improvement Resolution 

Mr. Peter J. Brady, City Clerk, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — The City Council passed an ordinance on January 19, 1939, which provided for the im- 
provement of the various Arterial Streets and State Routes by resurfacing or repairing with a bituminous 
binder course, and a sheet asphalt surface course together with curb and gutter repair, and the neces- 
sary adjustment of drainage structures, etc., by day labor, and appropriated $2,300,000.00 from the Motor 
Fuel Tax allotment for construction. 



The above ordinance was approved in part today as follows: 



Section and Street 

SA 46-0506-CS (N. Central Ave.) 
SBI 19-0809.1 SBI 21-0709 CS 

(N. Elston Ave.) 
SBI 1-0106-CS (S. Halsted St.) 
SBI l-1010-.l-CS (S. Michigan Ave.) 
SBI 6-0606-CS (W. Roosevelt Rd.) 
SBI 6-0909-CS (E. Roosevelt Rd.) 
SA 53-1616. 1-CS (N. Sacramento Ave.) 
SBI 42-1112.1-CS (S. Stony Island Ave.) 
SA 55-0106-CS (S. Western Ave.) 
SBI 7-0202-CS (S. Western Ave.) 
SA 55-2124-CS (N. Western Ave.) 
SBI 4A-0406-CS (W. 55th St.) 
SA 167-0303-CS (W. 63rd St.) 
92nd St.-0607-CS (E. 92nd St.) 
SA 173-0103-CS (W. 95th St.) 
SA 176-0506.1-CS (E. and W. 111th St.) 



From 

Irving Park Rd. 
Milwaukee Ave. 

87th St. 
Garfield Blvd. 
Ashland Ave. 
Michigan Ave. 
Augusta Blvd. 
67th St. 
Columbus Ave. 
71st St. 
Howard St. 
Western Ave. 
Cicero Ave. 
Anthony Ave. 
State St. 
Cottage Gr. Ave. 



To 

Fullerton Ave. 
Lawrence Ave. 

Little Calumet R. 
60th Street 
Oakley Blvd. 
Wabash Ave. 
Division St. 
79th St. 
119th St. 
Columbus Ave. 
Foster Ave. 
Cicero Ave. 
Central Ave. 
Jeffery Ave. 
Western Ave. 
Halsted St. 



Width 

36' 
46' 

54' 

50' 

18' 

68' 

38' 

54' to 100' 

54' 

54' 

44' 

38' 

30' 

38' 

60' 

30', 34', 52' 



The above 16 projects are approved for construction as set up in the ordinance. 



Section and Street 



From 



To 

100th St. 



Escanaba Ave.-0505-CS (S. Escanaba Ave.) 97th St. 

Higgins Ave.-0304-CS (W. Higgins Ave.) Milwaukee Ave. Austin Ave. 

SA 53-1616-CS (N. Homan Ave.) Division St. 

SA 217A-1113-CS (N. Oak Park Ave.) North Ave. 

83rd St.-0404-CS (W. 83rd St.) Ashland Ave. 



North Ave. 
Irving Park Rd. 
Western Ave. 



Width 

30' 

28', 34' 
30' 
30' 
28'-30' 



The above 5 projects are approved for resurfacing only, and no curb work is to be done. 



Section and Street From 

SA l|5-0709-CS (W. Granville Ave.) Kedzie Ave. 

SA 53-1721-CS (N. Kimball Ave.) North Ave. 



To 

Sheridan Rd. 
Bryn Mawr Ave. 



Width 

28' to 32' 
30' to 40' 



M. F. T. 
Amount 

$140,750.00 
47,625.00 

40,670.50 

5,004.50 

46,893.48 

6,963.00 

10,630.00 

48,875.00 

160,398.00 

9,544.00 

174,697.50 

121,621.00 

8,825.00 

50,295.00 

150,500.00 

27,117.00 



M. F. T. 
Amount 

$16,393.65 
44,976.00 
14,960.00 

150,558.24 
11,234.00 



M. F. T. 
Amount 

$137,045.82 
137,590.00 



The above 2 sections are approved for construction with the provision that no curb work is to be done 
on W. Granville avenue from Kedzie avenue to Western avenue, and from Ravenswood avenue to Sheridan 
road, and on N. Kimball avenue from North avenue to Milwaukee avenue. The amount of curb to be re- 
paired should be determined by a field inspection to be made by a district and city representative. 

Section and Street 

SBI 49-2123-CS (N. Ashland Ave.) 
Austin Ave.-1213-CS (N. Austin Ave.) 
SA 144-0506-CS (W. Diversey Ave.) 
SA 62-0101-CS (S. Indiana Ave.) 
SA 130-0709-CS (W. Touhy Ave.) 
SA 54-1114-CS (S. Union St.) 
SA 55-1920.1-CS (N. Western Ave.) 

The above 7 projects are satisfactory for construction as set up in the ordinance except that we believe 
that the estimated amount of curb work is too high. These projects are approved subject to the District 
and City representative making a field check to determine the necessary amount of curb work. The work 
on S. Indiana avenue is to be restricted to the resurfacing of the center parkway and the subway and 
bridge approach pavements. 









M. F. T. 


From 


To 


Width 


Amount 


Rosehill Dr. 


Irving Park Rd. 


70' 


$59,365.00 


Diversey Ave. 


Addison St. 


40' 


61,450.00 


Pulaski Rd. 


Central Ave. 


42'-44' 


127,955.00 


130th St. 


Little Calumet R. 


40'-42' 


8,420.00 


Sheridan Rd. 


Kedzie Ave. 


36'-40' 


292,829.52 


28th St. 


Garfield Blvd. 


36'-38' 


180,741.00 


Lawrence Ave. 


Belmont Ave. 


44' 


72,067.50 



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.—CHICAGO 




April 12, 1939 


From 


To 


Width 


M. F. T. 
Amount 


Addison St. 
Irving Pk. Rd. 


Grace St. 
Bcrteau Ave. 


40'-42' 


$111,890.25 



Section and Street 
SBI 63-0810-CS (N. Austin Ave.) 

This project was approved for construction between the above limits. No work is to be done between 
Irving Park road and Grace street, and between Berteau street and Higgins avenue, as these portions of 
Austin avenue are recent City and State projects. 

M. F. T. 

Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SA 43-1213-CS (S. Ewing Ave.) 95th St. 100th St. 34' $ 1,337.00 

This project is approved for construction between the limits shown above. No work is to be done 
between 92nd street and 95th street as this portion of Ewing avenue was a recent Motor Fuel Tax project. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SA 140-0608-CS (W. Wilson Ave.) Clarendon Ave. Damen Ave. 32'-42' $87,486.96 

The above project is approved for construction between the limits shown. No work is to be done 
between Lake Shore drive and Clarendon avenue as this portion of Wilson avenue has been improved by 
the State and is in good condition. The estimated amount of curb work appears to be high, and the proj- 
ect is approved subject to the inspection by representatives of the City and District offices to determine what 
curb repair work is necessary. 

M. F. T. 

Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SSA 140-0405-CS (W. Wilson Ave.) Central Park Ave. Pulaski Rd. 30' $63,416.25 

This project is approved for resurfacing only between the limits shown and no curb work is to be 
done, due to the existing narrow street width. No work is to be done on Wilson avenue between the Chi- 
cago River and Central Park avenue, as this portion of the street is too narrow. However, resurfacing of 
this portion in connection with a widening project would be given consideration. 

M. F. T. 

Section and Street From To Width Amount 

35th St.-0607-CS (E. & W. 35th St.) Cottage Gr. Ave. I. C. R.R. 38' $ 56,936.30 

This project is approved for construction between the limits shown above. No work is to be done on 
35th street from Wentworth avenue to Cottage Grove avenue due to the narrow width of the street. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

43rd St.-0708-CS (E. & W. 43rd St.) State St. Wentworth Ave. 42' $ 59,380.20 

The above project is approved for construction between the limits shown above. No work is to be 
done on 43rd street between Cottage Grove avenue and State street, due to the narrow width. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SA 171-0505.2-CS (W. 87th St.) Vincennes Ave. Ashland Ave. 54' $45,600.00 

The above project is approved for construction between the limits shown above. No work is to be 
done on 87th street between Halsted street and Vincennes avenue as this portion of the street was recently 
paved by the County and is in good condition. 

* M. F. T. 

Section and Street From To Width Amount 

106th St.-0910-CS (E. 106th St.) Bensley Ave. Torrence Ave. 28' $37,372.60 

The above project is approved for resurfacing only between the limits shown above, and no curb work 
is to be done due to the narrow width. No work is to be done on 106th street between Torrence avenue 
and State Line road as this portion of the street is too narrow. 

M. F. T. 

Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SA 179-0101-CS (W. 119th St.) Western Ave. Ashland Ave. 26'-38' $ 6,531.00 

The above project is approved for construction as set up in the ordinance between Western avenue and 
Vincennes avenue. Between Vincennes avenue and Ashland avenue only patching is to be done. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SA 143-0304-CS (W. Addison St.) Harlem Ave. Natoma Ave. 40' $ 89,745.12 

Narragansett Ave. Austin Ave. 

The above project is approved for construction between the limits shown. No work is to be done be- 
tween Natoma avenue and Narragansett avenue as this portion of the street is maintained by the State. 
The amount of work to be done is to be checked by representatives of the District Office and of the City of 
Chicago. 



April 12, 1939 COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 19 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SBI 63-0108-CS (W. Addison St.) Austin Ave. Chicago River 40' $382,929.12 

The above project is approved for construction between the limits shown above. No work is to be done 
on Addison street between the Chicago River and Clark street as there is a sewer project proposed for 
this portion, and between Clark street and Lake Shore drive as plans are being drawn for new construc- 
tion by the State. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SA 46-0708.1-CS (N. Central Ave.) Milwaukee Ave. Irving Park Rd. 42' $80,524.50 

The above project is approved for construction with the exception of that portion between Milwau- 
kee avenue and Lawrence avenue. We question the advisability of surfacing this portion, and a check 
should be made by a representative of the District and of the City to determine whether or not this por- 
tion of the project is to be approved. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street • From To Width Amount 

SA 53-1922-CS (N. Kimball Ave.) BrynMawrAve. Peterson Ave. 40' $171,579.00 

The above project is approved for construction between the limits shown above. That portion of this 
project between Addison street and Bryn Mawr avenue is duplicated by Section SA 53-1721-CS. The 
amount of surfacing and curb repair is to be checked by representatives of the District and of the City. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SBI 18-0708-CS (N. Ogden Ave.) Evergreen Ave. Clark St. 80' $122,232.55 

SA 149-0809-CS (E. & W. Ohio St.) Lake Shore Dr. Orleans St. 46' 65,467.05 

43rd St.-0707-CS (W. 43rd St.) Wentworth Ave. Halsted St. 42' 42,607.26 

The above three projects are approved for construction as set up in the ordinance. It is our opinion, 
however, that the curb and surfacing estimates are too high, and these should be checked by representa- 
tives of the District and of the City. 

Approval is being withheld at present on the following nine projects: 

Section and Street 

Chicago Ave.-0707.l-CS (W. Chicago Ave.) 
Grand Ave.-0809-CS (W. Grand Ave.) 
Halsted St.-1114-CS (S. Halsted St.) 
Jefferson St.-0102-CS (S. Jefferson St.) 
Escanaba Ave.-0506-CS (S. Escanaba Ave. ) 
Jefferson St.-0101-CS (S. Jefferson St.) 
Laramie Ave.-0809-CS (N. Laramie Ave.) 
16th St.-0607-CS (E. & W. 16th St.) 
16th St.-0606-CS (W. 16th St.) 

These improvements provide for removing the existing granite block or brick and will require build- 
ing up the base with binder or macadam before a surface is applied. It is our opinion that the City should 
take cores on these streets to determine the condition of the base course before approval is given. On 
projects in this group where there are no street car tracks or where they have been abandoned, we be- 
lieve that the brick or granite blocks could be left in place and an asphalt surface placed directly over the 
old surface. Further consideration will be given to these improvements if the City desires to consider this 
method of construction. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

SA 144-0404-CS (W. Belmont Ave.) Narragansett Ave. Central Ave. 44' $ 59,526.35 

Approval is being withheld at present on the above project, as it is our opinion that the City should 
take cores in the center parkway area to determine the depth and quality of this macadam. Further con- 
sideration will be given to the proposed improvement when this has been done. 

The following four projects are not approved as they are not on Arterial Streets nor on State Highways. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

N. Central Park Ave. Augusta Blvd. Grand Ave. 30' $ 11,260.20 

N. Francisco Ave. Diversey Ave. Avondale Ave. 30' 10,557.00 

N. Hamlin Ave. Lake St. Augusta Blvd. 30', 36', 40' 56,979.36 

S. Hamlin Ave. Douglas Blvd. 32nd St. 30' 86,756.88 









M. F. T. 


From 


To 


Width 


Amount 


Ashland Ave. 


Ogden Ave. 


32' 


$ 45,229.10 


Jefferson St. 


Ashland Ave. 


32' 


78,700.40 


Archer Ave. 


49th St. 


26'-34' 


149,279.40 


Van Buren St. 


15th St. 


20'-30' 


67,297.00 


Anthony Ave. 


97th St. 


30'-38' 


26,660.85 


W. 16th St. 


W. 22nd St. 


38' 


31,704.70 


Harrison St. 


Chicago Ave. 


36'-42' 


100,470.00 


Michigan Ave. 


Clark St. 


26'-33' 


15,924.00 


Canal St. 


Jefferson St. 


30' 


9,497.20 



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April 12, 1939 



No action is b(Miif; taken on the followinfi two projects as they are duplicated by Section SA 54-1114-CS. 



Section and Street 

SA 54-12 14-CS (S. Union Ave.) 
SA 54-1112-CS (S. Union Ave.) 



From 

28th St. 
43 rd St. 



To 

43rd St. 
Garfield Blvd. 



Width 

38' 
38' 



M. F. T. 
Amount 

$102,350.00 
79,700.00 



Approval is being withheld on the following sixteen proposed improvements as these streets are too 
narrow for resurfacing when not made a part of a widening project. 

M. F. T. 
Section and Street From To Width Amount 

Canalport Ave.-0202-CS 

(S. Canalport Ave.) 
Cortland Ave.-0808-CS (W. Cortland St.) 
Grand Ave.-0607-CS (W. Grand Ave.) 
Halsted St.-1919-CS (N. Halsted St.) 
SA 42A-0203-CS (N. Lincoln Ave.) 
18th St.-0506-CS (W. 18th St.) 
Armitage Ave.-0405-CS 

(W. Armitage Ave.) 
Belmont Ave.-0708-CS (W. Belmont Ave.) 
Cottage Grove Ave.-1314-CS 

(S. Cottage Grove Ave.) 
Halsted St.-2020-CS (N. Halsted St.) 
Kedzie Ave.-1819.l-CS (N. Kedzie Ave.) 
Kedzie Ave.-2021-CS (N. Kedzie Ave.) 
Milwaukee Ave.-0404-CS 

(N. Milwaukee Ave.) 
Milwaukee Ave.-0507-CS 

(N. Milwaukee Ave.) 
Montrose Ave.-0405.l-CS 

(W. Montrose Ave.) 
59th St.-0909-CS (W. 59th St.) 

The above appropriations are considered only as preliminary estimates of the amount of money re- 
quired, and are not to be considered as approved unit price estimates. The Department reserves the right 
to pass on detailed unit price estimates when plans and estimates are submitted. 



Canal St. 
Elston Ave. 
Ashland Ave. 
Armitage Ave. 
Diversey Pkwy. 
Sangamon St. 


Halsted St. 
Southport Ave. 
Chicago Ave. 
Fullerton Ave. 
Ravenswood Ave, 
Canal St. 


22' 
22' 
22'- 
22' 
. 26' 
22' 


■26' 


$ 19,784.40 
6,803.00 
67,892.00 
22,159.90 
68,423.40 
26,707.50 


Milwaukee Ave. 
Chicago River 


Wood St. 
Kimball Ave. 


22' 
26' 




37,976.16 
44,109.60 


29th St. 
Fullerton Ave. 
Elston Ave. 
Montrose Ave. 


Oakwood Blvd. 
Diversey Ave. 
Milwaukee Ave. 
Bryn Mawr Ave. 


28' 
22' 
26' 
26'- 


28' 


62,080.90 
22,589.10 
49,251.20 
60,687.00 


Kimball Ave. 


Belmont Ave. 


22' 




41,217.00 


Belmont Ave. 


Carmen Ave. 


26'- 


28' 


46,516.25 


Chicago River 
C.R.I. & P. R.R. 


Pulaski Rd. 
Wallace St. 


26' 
22' 




88,029.60 
22,974.00 



Approved: 

(Signed) F. L. Smith, 
Director. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



Ernst Lieberman, 
Chief Highway Engineer. 



Sundry Claims. 

The City Clerk presented a claim of Mrs. B. F. Bliss 
for compensation for personal injuries, a claim of 
Donald Burns for compensation for damage to an 
automobile, and claims of Max Briskin, R. N. Der-. 
rickson, L. B. Eck, Genco Incorporated, and Andrew 
Martin for refunds of license fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, 
together with the duplicate payrolls submitted there- 
with, ordered placed on file: 

Department of Finance, 
Chicago, April 6, 1939. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of an ordinance passed by the City Council, May 9, 
1928, page 2854, Council Proceedings of that date, 
the City Comptroller has filed with the City Clerk, 
copies of the following payrolls: 



Police — February 28, March 15 and 31st 
periods. 

Fire — February 28, March 15 and 31st periods. 

Labor and Miscellaneous — February 8 to 22nd, 
February 23 to March 7th and March 8 to 22nd 
periods. 

Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Comptroller. 



CITY TREASURER. 



Annual Report for the Year 1938. 

The City Clerk presented the annual report of the 
City Treasurer for the year 1938, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Report of Settlements of Lawsuits, Etc. 

The City Clerk presented the following report, sub- 
mitted by the Corporation Counsel, which was ordered 
published and placed on file: 



April 12, 1939 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



21 



Law Department,! 
Division of Personal Injury Litigation, |- 
Chicago, April 12, 1939.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The following not heretofore reported cases in which settlements were made and judg- 
ments together with costs entered by respective courts are hereby reported in accordance with Section 
35 as amended by the Revised Chicago Code of 1931: 

Superior Court: 

Court No. Name Amount Date Judge 

38-8-4776 Mable Polk $ 500.00 3-10-39 Meier 

37-S-5442 ■ Mrs. Woertz, Jr., and Wm. H. Woertz. . . 200.00 3-10-39 Sabath 

37-S-1899 Catherine Wenzel 700.00 3-13-39 Lewe 

38-S-1516 Helen Riggins, et al 1,000.00 3-15-39 McWilliams 

38-S-5721 Sarah Topol 750.00 3-16-39 Berkowitz 

38-S-1736 Sam Foreman 250.00 3-17-39 Dodd 

37-S-12769 Leo Paley 400.00 3-17-39 McLaughlin 

35-S-17808 Morris Ginsburg 1,000.00 3-17-39 Meier 

37-S-923 Augusta Baldwin 1,500.00 3-17-39 Sabath 

37-S-10319 Ottilie Kunow 7,500.00 3-20-39 Lewe 

36-S-16516 Ethel Dyke 1,100.00 3-20-39 O'Malley 

38-S-3517 Lottie Marcinkiewicz 750.00 3-24-39 Dodd 

35-S-15696 Robert Wahl 1,000.00 3-24-39 Frankhauser 

Circuit Court: 

37-C-9390 Elizabeth Benard $ 375.00 3-9-39 LaBuy 

38-C-5388 Bertha Fah 1,000.00 3-24-39 LaBuy 

36-C-9886 Lillian Hoffman 250.00 3-24-39 LaBuy 

38-C-7357 Olive Hill 1,000.00 3-24-39 LaBuy 

36-C-11017 Wm. Sokolowski 750.00 3-24-39 LaBuy 

Municipal Court: 

2848307 John W. Davis $ 200.00 3-10-39 Hackett 

2842471 Mollie Dorman 75.00 3-15-39 Adamowski 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) A. M. Smietanka, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved: Head of the Division of Personal Injury. 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND 
EMERGENCY TREATMENT. 



Reports for the Months of December, 1938, 
January, February and March, 1939. 



and 



The City Clerk presented reports, submitted by the 
City Physician, of the activities of the Department of 
Medical Examination and Emergency Treatment for 
the months of December, 1938 and January, Febru- 
ary and March, 1939, which were ordered 

Placed on file. 



MUNICIPAL REFERENCE LIBRARY. 



Report of Sales of Printed Pamphlets, Etc., during the 
Year 1938. 

The City Clerk presented the following report, sub- 
mitted by the Municipal Reference Librarian, which 
was ordered published and placed on file: 



Municipal Reference Library.] 
Chicago, April 3, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Your Honorable Body on July 2, 
1923 (Council proceedings pages 761-62) passed an 
ordinance providing for the sale and distribution 
of copies of official documents and publications of 
the City of Chicago by the Municipal Reference 
Library. 

In accordance with the provisions of Section 643 
of the Revised Chicago Code of 1931, I take pleas- 
ure in transmitting attached hereto a statement 
showing in detail the character of each publication 
placed on sale, the name of the department issuing 
the same, the cost price per copy, the total number 
of copies received, number of copies sold and issued 
free, the balance on hand as of January 1, 1939, and 
the total receipts, amounting to $1,518.05, during 
the calendar year ending December 31, 1938, from 
the sale of publications listed. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Frederick Rex, 

Librarian. 



22 JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO April 12, 1939 

Report on Sale of Public Documents by Municipal Reference Library 

City of Chicago 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1938. 

Bal- Total ' *!*■■=• Bal- 

Cost ance Total Received No. of ance 

Price on No. and No. of Copies on 

Character of Per Hand Copies on Copies Issued Hand Total 

Publication Issued by Copy 1-1-38 Received Hand Sold Free 1-1-39 Receipts 

1 Revised Chicago Code 

of 1931 Corpoiation 

Counsel $5.00 .. 72 72 61 11 .. $ 305.00 

2 Building Code Publ. 

No. 1* Municipal 

Reference 

Library 35 . . 676 676 671 5 . . 234.85 

3 Sections of Revised 

Chicago Code of 
1931 relating to Re- 
frigeration, with 
amendments to De- 
cember 29, 1937 Municipal 

Library 25 . . 602 602 600 1 1 150.00 

4 Chicago Zoning Ordi- 

nance, corrected to 
January 1, 1938. . . .Board of 

(Zoning) 

Appeals 50 21 234 255 222 17 16 111.00 

5 Index to Municipal 

Legislation, 1937. . .Municipal 
Reference 
Library 2.50 .. 31 31 31 .. .. 77.50 

6 Chicago Recreation 

Survey, 3 vols., 1937 
. and 1938 Chicago 

y Recreation 

Commission . 1.00 . . 77 77 77 . . . . 77.00 

7 Electrical Code, 1930 

edition Department ^ 

of Gas and 

Electricity . . .25 14 260 274 267 . . 7 66.75 

8 Building Code Publ. 

No. 3* Municipal 

Reference 

Library 15 . . 413 . 413 406 2 5 60.90 

9 Building Code Publ. 

No. 6* Municipal 

Reference 

Library 10 . . 457 457 455 2 . . 45.50 

10 Building Code Publ. 

No. 2* Municipal 

Reference 

Library 10 . . 446 446 440 3 3 44.00 

11 Civic Directory, 1938. Chicago 

Recreation 

Commission . 1.00 . . 44 44 44 . . . . 44.00 

12 Plumbing Code, City 

of Chicago, amended 
to November 2, 
1927 Municipal 

RofGroncG 

Library 25 . . 199 210 173 1 36 43.25 

13 Building Code Publ. 

No. 4* Municipal 

Reference 

Library 10 . . 358 358 345 3 10 34.50 



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23 





Character of 

Publication Issued by 


Cost 

Price 

Per 

Copy 


Bal- Total 
ance Total Received No. of 
on No. and No. of Copies 
Hand Copies on Copies Issued 
1-1-38 Received Hand Sold Free 


Bal- 
ance 
on 
Hand 
1-1-39 


Total 
Receipts 


14 


Building Code Publ. 

No. 5* Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 


. .10 


343 343 332 2 


9 


33.20 


15 


Fire Prevention Ordi- 
nances, City of Chi- 
cago, amended to 

May 15, 1928 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 


. .50 


♦ 
38 50 88 50 


38 


25.00 



16 Sections of Revised 

Chicago Code of 

1931 relating to 

Ventilation, with 

amendments to 

April 16, 1937 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

17 Sections of Revised 

Chicago Code of 

1931 relating to 

Heating, with 

amendments to 

April 16, 1937 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

18 Building Code Publ. 

No. 7* Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

19 Sections of Revised 

Chicago Code of 
1931 relating to Un- 
dertakers, burials, 
etc., amended to 

March 9, 1932 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

20 Building Code Publ. 

No. 6A* Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

21 Sections of Revised 

Chicago Code of 

1931 relating to 

street names, house 

and lot numbers . . . Municipal 
Reference 
Library . . ., 

22 Building Code Publ. 

No. 1* (second 

print) Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

23 City Hall Directory 

(Telephone), 1935 

edition Department 

of Public 
Service .... 



.25 



90 



96 



91 



.25 



.10 



11 76 87 83 



186 186 177 



22.75 



■ ■ ■ il 



20.75 



17.70 



.25 



.10 



5 75 80 56 4 20 



139 139 139 



14.00 



13.90 



.05 



.25 



.25 



235 235 235 



35 35 32 



16 



16 13 1 2 



11.75 



8.00 



3.25 



24 Reprint of Sections of 
the Revised Chicago 
Code of 1931 relat- 
ing to Bureau of 
Water, amended to 

June 1, 1937 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . 



.25 



11 11 11 



2.75 



24 



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April 12, 1939 



Character of 
Publication 



Issxied by 



25 Reprint of Ruling 

Governing Design 

and Construction of 

Reinforced Concrete 

Flat Slabs, 1932 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

26 Sections of Revised 

Chicago Code of 
1931 relating to Re- 
frigeration, with 
amendments to Oct. 

31, 1936 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

27 Picture of Chicago "I 

Will" figure, with 

descriptive text, 

1934 Municipal 

Reference 
Library . . . 

28 Leisure Time Direc- 

tory, 1938 Chicago 

Recreation 
Commission 



Cost 
Price 

Per 
Copy 



Bal- Total Bal- 
ance Total Received No. of ance 
on No. and No. of Copies on 
Hand Copies on Copies Issued Hand 



Total 



1-1-38 Received Hand Sold Free 1-1-39 Receipts 



.25 



24 



24 



17 



1.50 



.10 



.70 



.05 



.10 



85 



85 



11 



74 



.55 



.50 



29 Wider participation in 
planning and devel- 
oping leisure time 

'activities, 1936 Chicago 

Recreation 
Commission 



.10 



.30 



30 Future of recreation 
and education in 
leisure time life of 
Chicago, 1935 Chicago 

'■" Recreation 

Commission 



r 

31 



.10 



.20 



Reprint of ordinances 
from Revised Chi- 
cago Code of 1931 
relating to food in- 
spection Board of 

Health . 



.25 



.25 



32 Civil Service examin- 
ation questions . . . . 



Municipal 
Reference 
Library . 



.05 



470 



470 



470 



23.50 



33 Miscellaneous Publi- 
cations 



.05 



443 



443 



443 



22.15 



34 Subpoena witness fee . 



1.10 



1.10 



5959 



54 



$1,518.05 



* As new chapters of the revised Building Code of the City of Chicago were adopted by the City Coun- 
cil, the Municipal Reference Library reprinted them in mimeographed form and placed them on sale at cost 
price. For purposes of identification these pamphlets were indicated by number, in order of their passage 
and publication. 



April 12, 1939 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



25 



PUBLIC VEHICLE LICENSE COMMISSIONER. 



Annual Report for the Year 1938. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, sub- 
mitted by the Public Vehicle License Commissioner, 
which was ordered placed on file: 

Public Vehicle License Commission,] 
Chicago, March 27, 1939. ( 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with Section 598 of 
the Revised Chicago Code of 1931, I respectfully 
submit herewith a report of the activities of the 
Public Vehicle License Commission during the year 
1938: 

Fees received for the issuance of taxi- 
cab licenses $ 15,950.00 

Fees received for the issuance of Driv- 
ers' licenses 19,463.00 

Fees received for the issuance of 

Sightseeing Bus licenses 1,000.00 

Fees received for the issuance of Bus 

licenses 20.00 

Fees received for the inspection of 

taximeters 15,615.00 

Compensation received from taxicab 

operators for the use of the streets . 155,800.00 



Total $207,848.00 

Number of complaints investigated in con- 
nection with the operation of public pas- 
senger vehicles and drivers 121 

Number of taxicab and drivers' licenses 
revoked upon the recommendation of 
this Commission 2 

Number of revoked licenses restored upon 

the recommendation of this Commission 

Investigations made in connection with re- 
quests for the establishment of taxicab 
and bus stands 31 

Taxicab and bus stands established by the 
City Council upon the recommendation 
of this Commission 16 

Taxicab and bus stands abolished by the 

City Council 2 

Arrests made by police officers of the Ve- 
hicle Division for violations of the laws 
and ordinances governing the operation 
of public passenger vehicles and drivers 
and the compulsory inspection of motor 
vehicles 1,773 

Number of violations represented by these 

arrests 2,223 

Drivers applications rejected for cause .... 48 

Number of taxicabs inspected to determine 
whether they are in safe condition for 
the transportation of passengers, clean, 
of good appearance and well painted. . . 6,246 

In conformity with the provisions of an ordi- 
nance passed by your Honorable Body on October 
30, 1935, which provides for the compulsory in- 
spection of all motor vehicles owned by residents 
of the City of Chicago or corporations having their 
principal offices or places of business in the City 



at least twice annually, and which further provides 
that these inspections shall be conducted under the 
supervision of the Public Vehicle License Commis- 
sion, I give you below a compilation of the results 
of the inspections during 1938: 

Number of motor vehicles registered in 

Chicago 566,753 

Number of vehicles inspected and ap- 
proved as to their safe mechanical 
condition 726,666* 

Number of vehicles rejected on first in- 
spection and returned for final ap- 
proval after repairs 272,887 

Num.ber of vehicles rejected because of 
their unsafe mechanical condition 
and never returned to the lanes for 
final approval 63,631 



* Because of the change in the dates of the 6- 
month inspection periods, making them corre- 
spond with the calendar year, the above figures, 
while representing totals for 1938, do not repre- 
sent totals for two full inspection periods, but 
only about a period and a half; it should be re- 
membered, of course, that, because of the semi- 
annual requirement, if inspections for any given 
year were 100%, then the total vehicles in- 
spected would be twice the total registered. 

The major causes for rejection of vehicles were 
as follows (In many instances, of course, vehicles 
were rejected for more than one cause, which ac- 
counts for the large number of rejections) : 

Lights 257,687 

Brakes 246,603 

Steering and Alignment 55,354 

License Plates 14,815 

Windshield Wipers 5,443 

Mufflers 5,398 

Clear Vision 2,793 

Horn 2,596 

Rear Vision Mirrors 1,284 

Total 591,973 

Although the above table shows 63,631 vehicles 
as rejected on first inspection and never returned 
for final approval, it cannot be assumed that all of 
these remained on the streets as traffic hazards. 
Statistical analysis has shown that, in the course, 
of a year, a substantial portion of these will be 
taken out of the City, "junked", put in storage, or 
otherwise taken off the public thoroughfares of the 
City. 

With reference to the efficacy of these inspections 
in relation to their object of promoting traffic 
safety, the following table covering motor vehicle 
accidents in the City of Chicago is in point: 

% Reduc- 
1937 1938 tion 

Fatal Accidents 783 634 20 

Fatalities 826 671 19 

All Accidents 19,330 17,231 10 

Although the excellent record indicated here 
cannot be exclusively assigned to the motor ve- 
hicle inspection program, there is ample justifica- 
tion for crediting a large portion of the result 
thereto. 

In accordance with the Ordinance re-enacted 
August 5, 1937, governing the licensing and regu- 



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April 12, 1939 



latinfi of public carts, and effectivo January 1, 1938, 
(illy (50) public cart licenses were issued during 
llie year. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Szumnarski, 

Commissioner. 



Proposed Establishment of a Taxicab Stand on W. 
Division St., East of N. La Salle St. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Public Vehicle License Commissioner, 
transmitting an ordinance for the establishment 
of a taxicab stand on the north side of W. Divi- 



sion street from the premises known as No. 118 W. 
Division street to the premises known as No. 124 W. 
Division street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Authority to Lay Water Supply Pipes in Sundry 
Streets. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation and order, submitted by the Commissioner of 
Public Works: 



Department of Public WorksJ 
Chicago, April 3, 1939. j 
To the Mayor and City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay Water Mains in various streets, and respectfully ask the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby authorized to lay Water Mains 
in the following streets: 



In 

Higgins Ave. 

Rockwell St. 

Jarvis Ave. 

19th St. 
(Grand Ave. 
j Fairbanks Ct. 

55th St. 

Alley S. of 113th 

Commercial Ave. 

Commercial Ave. 

Dorchester Ave. 

59th St. 
(Narragansett 
|51st 

(LeMoyne Ave. 
{Magnolia Ave. 

Navajo Ave. 
(131st St. 
IGreenbay Ave. 

Cermak Rd. 

Division St. 

Kenton Ave. 

La Salle St. 

Balmoral Ave. 
( Avondale Ave. 
] Avondale Ave. 

Waveland Ave. 

Wentworth Ave. 

23rd St. 

25th St. 

Springfield Ave. 

Lawndale Ave. 
fl6th St. 
I Lawndale Ave. 
Il8th St. 
(Avers Ave. 
(Narragansett 
]51st St. 



From 

Nagle Ave. 
35th St. 
Bell Ave. 
Leavitt St. 
Rush St. 
Grand Ave. 

at 
Prairie Ave. 

at 

at 
71st St. 

Nashville Ave. 
51st St. 
Narragansett 
Elston Ave. 
LeMoyne Ave. 
Leoti Ave. 
Greenbay Ave. 
131st St. 
Homan Ave. 
Milwaukee Ave. 

Fullerton Ave. 

170' SSL Polk St. 

Bernard St. 

440' NW of Kostner 

350'NWKilbournAve. 

Kedvale Ave. 

45th St. 
Kedzie Ave. 
Central Park Ave. 
25' SNL Ogden Ave. 
25' SNL Ogden Ave. 
Central Park Ave. 
16th St. 

Lawndale Ave. 
16th St. 
51st St. 
Narragansett 



Originated by: 

(Signed) B. W. Cullen, 

Supt., Water Pipe Extension. 
Recommended: 
(Signed) Loran D. Gayton, 

City Engineer. 



To 

Newcastle Ave. 
38th St. 
Oakley Ave. 
Western Ave. 
Dearborn St. 
Ontario St. 
Kenneth Ave. 
Forest Ave. 
98th St. 
99th St. 
72nd PL 
Oak Park 
52nd St. 
Mulligan Ave. 
Magnolia Ave. 
North Ave. 
360' Northward 
Avenue O 
300' Northward 
St. Louis Ave. 
Ashland Ave. 

Schubert Ave. 
Taylor St. 
St. Louis Ave. 
Cullom Ave. 
Montrose Ave. 
Kildare Ave. 

51st St. 

Marshall Blvd. 
Lawndale Ave. 
26' NSL Ogden 
26' NSL Ogden 
Lawndale Ave. 
18th St. 
Pulaski Rd. 
18th St. 
52nd St. 
Mulligan Ave. 



(Signed) 



Size 

8" 

8" 

8" 

8" 

12" 

12" 

8" 

6" 

6" 

12" 

8" 

12" 

12" 

12" 

12" 

8" 

8" 



8" 

8" 
12" 
8" 
8" 
8" 
8" 
8" 
12" 
8" 
8" 
8" 
8" 

6" 

8" 

12" 

12" 



Probable Cost, 
Including 
Hydrants 
and Basins 

$18,602.00 

16,007.00 

1,367.00 

12,393.00 

12,000.00 

184.00 

1,683.00 

722.00 
5,609.00 
7,448.00 
4,900.00 



10,888.00 
2,070.00 

2,735.00 
6,149.00 
2,464.00 

7,326.00 
5,600.00 
1,053.00 

3,412.00 
5,762.00 

59,027.00 

10,240.00 

5,433.00 

2,741.00 



Remarks 

Circulation 

Replacement 

Circulation 

Replacement 

Replacement] 

Replacement) 

Circulation 

Replacement 

Fire Prot. 

Fire Prot. 

Fire Prot. 

Main Bet'rm't 

Main Bet'rm't) 

Main Bet'rm'tj 

Fire Prot. 

Fire Prot. 

Revenue 

395' Rev. & Cir. 

141' Fire prot. 

Replacement 

Subway Const. 

395X66 

Circulation 

Replacement 

Circulation 

Circulation] 

Circulation} 

Fire Prot. 

Fire Prot. 
Fire Prot. 
Fire Prot. 
Fire Prot. 
Fire Prot. 



Fire Prot. 



Main Betterm't 



24,049.00 

4,900.00 

$234,764.00 

Respectfully, 

O. E. Hewitt, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



April 12, 1939 



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27 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Bureau of Rivers and Harbors: Statement of Opera- 
tion of Navy Pier for March, 1939. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation and statement submitted by the Commissioner 



of Public Works, which were ordered published and 
placed on file: 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Rivers and Harbors, j- 

Chicago, April 6, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with Section 215 of 
the 1931 Chicago Code, herewith is a statement of 
the financial operation of Navy Pier for March, 
1939. 

In it are shown the revenue and expense for the 
month with accumulated totals for the current year 
to date and a comparison for the corresponding 
periods of the preceding year, the names of tenants, 
monthly rentals, occupied and unoccupied space. 
Also, the number and kind of general harbor per- 
mits and fees from same. 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) O. E. Hewitt, 

Commissioner of Public Works, 
Prepared by: 
(Signed) W. J. Lynch, 

Harbor Master. 



Revenue 



Navy Pier: 
statement of financial operation for march, 1939. 

Expense 



Leases and Rents $ 4,236.17 

Gas, electric, etc 2,641.26 

Revenue billed $ 6,877.43 

Unbilled City use 2,600.00 



Salaries and Wages . . . 
Material and Supplies. 
Fuel, light and power. 
Miscellaneous 



.$ 7,772.46 

994.19 

, 2,915.94 

5.00 



Total, March, 1939. 
Preceding 2 months. . 



.$11,687.59 
. 24,008.25 



Total March, 1939 $ 9,477.43 

Preceding 2 months 16,009.06 

Total— 3 months, 1939 $25,486.49 Total— 3 months, 1939 $35,965.84 



comparison for corresponding periods of preceding year: 



Revenue — March, 1938 $10,748.43 

Preceding 2 months 16,457.49 



Expense — March, 1938 
Preceding 2 months . . . 



Total — 3 months, 1938 $27,205.92 Total— 3 months, 1938. 

occupations AND RENTALS FOR MARCH, 1939. 



.$11,120.56 
. 23,121.59 

.$34,242.15 



Occupant 



Canadian Pacific Railway Co 30 

Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Co 10 

Chicago Marine Garage Co 34 

Chris Craft Boat Sales— Store & 45 

Chris Craft Water Transit 4 

Crooks Terminal Warehouse 18 

H. H. Erickson & Garden Club of Illinois 5 

Motor Boat Sales & Service 34 

Slater's Fireproof Storage Co 84 

National Boat & Sports Show 81 

Dock Space and Lunch Room 

Edward E. Taylor — Office Rooms 



Space 

,000 sq. ft. 
,000 sq. ft. 
.,000 sq. ft. 
;,080 sq. ft. 
,000 sq. ft. 
,000 sq. ft. 
,000 sq. ft. 
,000 sq. ft. 
,000 sq. ft. 
,600 sq. ft. 



Total — Leases and Rents 345,680 sq. ft. 

Unbilled City use, Pier shops, etc 138,000 sq. ft. 

Unoccupied Space 302,320 sq. ft. 



Rental 

$ 500.00 
166.67 
400.00 
614.33 

66.67 
300.00 

83.33 
400.00 
700.00 
816.00 
159.17 

30.00 

$4,236.17 



Total — Commercial Space 786,000 sq. ft. 



Harbor Permits Issued and Fees from Same. 

March, 1939 

$165.00 



Description 

Dock work 3 permits 

Dredging 

Towing 1 permit 

Special 3 permits 



Total 7 permits 



42.00 
30.00 

$237.00 



3 months, 1939 

permits $235.00 

permits 12.00 

permits 144.00 

permits 30.00 



14 permits $421.00 



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JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 



April 12, 1939 



DKPAKTMKNT OF SUBWAYS AND TRACTION. 



Approval and Ilatificalion of and Concurrence in the 
Action of the Commissioner of Subways in Reject- 
ing Proposals for Construction of a Subway 
in Portions of N. State St., W. Division St. 
and N. Clybourn Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction: 

Department of Subways and Traction,] 
Chicago, April 6, 1939. ( 

To the Honorable, the Chairman and Members of 
the Committee on Finance and the City Council, 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Under authority of the subway or- 
dinance passed by the City Council on November 
3, 1938 and approved by the Mayor, advertisements 
for bids entitled "Proposal for State Street Sub- 
way, Contract S-6" were published in the Chicago 
Journal of Commerce on five consecutive days be- 
ginning on February 21, 1939 and ending on Feb- 
ruary 25, 1939, and in the Engineering News- 
Record issue of February 23, 1939. Under the terms 
of the advertisements bids were received up to 
2:00 P. M. on March 9, 1939. 

The contract "State Street Subway, Contract S-6" 
consists of building, in tunnel under compressed 
air, twin tube sections and single tube sections of 
various lengths and sizes on tangents and curves; a 
station section and a crossover section and mis- 
cellaneous work appurtenant and collateral thereto 
in N. State street, W. Division street, and N. Cly- 
bourn avenue extending from approximately Belle- 
vue place and N. State street to Goethe street and 
Clybourn avenue. 

At the time and on the date stated above, five (5) 
bids were received and opened by the Commis- 
sioner as follows: 

John Griffiths & Son Construction 

Co., Chicago $2,823,816.00 

Paschen Contractors, Inc., Chicago. 3,061,610.00 

The Cooke Contracting Co., Detroit, 

Mich 3,145,358.00 

Bates & Rogers Construction Corp., 

Chicago 3,286,792.80 

S. A. Healy Co., White Plains, N. Y. 3,832,314.40 

The bid of the low bidder, John Griffiths & Son 
Construction Co., is $237,794.00 lower than the sec- 
ond low bid and the total price of their bid is in my 
opinion a reasonable one. However, the bid is 
seriously unbalanced in that the prices bid for those 
portions of the work which are to be located on 
right-of-way not yet acquired are obviously less 
than the contractor's cost plus overhead and profit, 
while the prices bid for those portions of the work 
located on right-of-way already available are 
higher than the contractor's cost plus overhead and 
a reasonable profit. 

The route of this section of the subway passes 
under private property at the curve near W. Divi- 
sion street and N. State street and at the curve near 
W. Division street and N. Clybourn avenue. The 



work of acquiring the right to enter under this pri- 
vate property at these two locations is in progress 
and our attorneys are of the opinion that these 
rights will be acquired in the very near future. The 
specifications provide that the contractor shall per- 
form the wori^ at the prices bid, providing the City 
obtains the right-of-way within six (6) months 
from the date of the commencement of work but 
that if such right-of-way is not so acquired within 
six (6) months, then the contract in so far as it re- 
lates to work to be performed within the property 
where the said right-of-way is unacquired, and 
also in so far as it relates to tunnel work which is 
further from the shaft than the property where 
said right-of-way is unacquired, shall be null and 
void at the option of either party. 

It is obvious that under the provisions of this 
section the contractor, in the event that the City 
fails to acquire all of such right-of-way within said 
six (6) months period, could avail himself of this 
option and be relieved of performing the remainder 
of the work, which as I have indicated above, has 
been bid at a very low price. 

This situation could be cured if the contractor 
would agree not to exercise this six months' option 
and with this in mind I have held several con- 
ferences with the low bidder attempting to reach 
an agreement along this line, but he insists that if 
the right-of-way is not acquired within six (6) 
months he should retain the right to eliminate the 
remaining work. 

Under these circumstances I do not believe the 
City would be justified in awarding the contract 
where the prices for the portion of the work which 
is certain to go ahead are high and the prices for 
those portions of the work which are somewhat 
uncertain as to time of construction are too low. 

Therefore, under the authority conferred upon 
me by the ordinances of November 3, 1938 making 
provision for the construction by the City of Chi- 
cago of an Initial System of Subways for local 
transportation purposes (Council Journal p. 7215) 
and creating a Depai*tment of Subways and Trac- 
tion and the office of Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction (Council Journal p. 7218), and as pro- 
vided in the Requirements for Bidding and Instruc- 
tions to Bidders under which these proposals were 
submitted, I am rejecting all the proposals sub- 
mitted for this contract and re-advertising for bids. 

While the bid of the low bidder is very reason- 
able and it is possible that no lower bid and possibly 
a slightly higher figure might be obtained by re- 
advertisement, particularly as it is intended that 
the six months' option of the contractor to omit any 
portion of the work will be eliminated from the 
new specifications, nevertheless I feel very strongly 
that the City cannot afford to countenance any such 
unbalanced bidding. 

In spite of the delay caused by re-advertising, 
this section can still be completed as rapidly as 
other sections of the work still to be put under con- 
tract. 

This report is submitted to your Committee so 
that it may be fully informed with respect to all 
contract matters relating to the subway project. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



April 12, 1939 



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29 



By unanimous consent, Alderman Arvey thereupon 
presented an order to approve and ratify and concur 
in the action of the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction in rejecting proposals for the construction 
of the initial system of subways in portions of N. State 
street, W. Division street and N. Clybourn avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Daley thereupon moved to reconsider the 
foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Having received and considered the letter of 
April 6, 1939 from the commissioner of subways 
and traction stating that under authority of the 
subway ordinance passed November 3, 1938 and 
approved by the Mayor he had advertised for bids 
for the construction of the section of the initial 
system of subways in N. State street, W. Division 
street and N. Clybourn avenue extending from ap- 
proximately Bellevue place and N. State street to 
W. Goethe street and N. Clybourn avenue and be- 
ing designated as "State Street Subway — Contract 
S-6"; that the advertisement for bids was pub- 
lished in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on 
five consecutive days beginning on February 21, 
1939 and ending on February 25, 1939, and in the 
Engineering News-Record issue of February 23, 
1939; that, in accordance with said advertisement, 
bids were received by said commissioner up to 
2:00 o'clock P. M. on March 9, 1939; that five (5) 
bids were received at that time and opened by said 
commissioner as follows: 

John Griffiths & Son Construction 

Co., Chicago $2,823,816.00 

Paschen Contractors, Inc., Chicago. 3,061,610.00 

The Cooke Contracting Co., Detroit, 

Michigan 3,145,358.00 

Bates & Rogers Construction Corp., 

Chicago 3,286,792.80 

S. A. Healy Co., White Plains, New 

York 3,832,314.40 

that the bid of the low bidder, John Griffiths & Son 
Construction Company, is $237,794.00 lower than 
the second low bid and the total price of their bid 
is a reasonable one; that said low bid, however, 
is seriously unbalanced in that the prices bid for 
those portions of the work which are to be located 
on right-of-way not yet acquired are obviously 



less than the contractor's cost plus overhead and 
profit, while the prices bid for those portions of the 
work located on right-of-way already available 
are higher than the contractor's cost plus over- 
head and a reasonable profit; that the route of said 
section of the subway passes under private prop- 
erty at the curve near W. Division street and N. 
State street and at the curve near W. Division 
street and N. Clybourn avenue; that the work of 
acquiring the right to enter under the private 
property at said two locations is in progress and 
the attorneys for the City are of the opinion that 
such rights will be acquired in the very near fu- 
ture; that the specifications provide that the con- 
tractor shall perform the work at the prices bid, 
providing the City obtains the right-of-way within 
six (6) months from the date of commencement of 
work but that if such right-of-way is not so ac- 
quired within six (6) months, then the contract in 
so far as it relates to work to be performed within 
the property where the said right-of-way is unac- 
quired, and also in so far as it relates to tunnel 
work which is further from the shaft than the 
property where said right-of-way is unacquired, 
shall be null and void at the option of either party; 
that it is obvious that under the provisions of this 
section the contractor, in the event that the City 
fails to acquire all of such right-of-way within 
said six (6) month period, could avail himself of 
this option and be relieved of performing the re- 
mainder of the work which has been bid at a very 
low price; that this situation could be cured if the 
contractor would agree not to exercise this six 
months' option; that several conferences have been 
held by said commissioner with the low bidder 
attempting to reach an agreement in that regard 
but the low bidder insists that if the right-of-way 
is not acquired within six (6) months he should 
retain the right to eliminate the remaining work; 
that under these circumstances he, said commis- 
sioner of subways and traction, does not believe 
the City would be justified in awarding the con- 
tract where the prices for the portion of the work 
which is certain to go ahead are high and the prices 
for those portions of the work which are somewhat 
uncertain as to time of construction are too low; 
that therefore under the authority conferred on 
him by the ordinances passed November 3, 1938 
making provision for the construction by the City 
of Chicago of an initial system of subways for 
local transportation purposes (Council Journal p. 
7215) and creating a department of subways and 
traction and the office of commissioner of subways 
and traction (Council Journal p. 7218) and as pro- 
vided in the "Requirements for Bidding and In- 
structions to Bidders" under which said proposals 
were submitted, said commissioner is rejecting all 
the proposals submitted for said contract and is 
re-advertising for bids; that while the bid of the 
low bidder is very reasonable and it is possible that 
no lower bid and possibly a slightly higher figure 
might be obtained by re-advertisement, particu- 
larly as it is intended that the six months' option 
of the contractor to omit any portion of the work 
will be eliminated from the new specifications 
nevertheless he feels very strongly that the City 
cannot afford to countenance any such unbalanced 
bidding; and that in spite of the delay caused by 
re-advertising said section can be completed as 
rapidly as other sections of the work still to be put 
under contract; it is hereby 

Ordered, That the City Council hereby approves, 
ratifies and concurs in the action of the commis- 
sioner of subways and traction in rejecting all the 
proposals set out in his said letter of April 6, 1939 
and received and opened by him on March 9, 1939 



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April 12, 1939 



for the construction of the initial system of subways 
in N. State street, W. Division street and N. Cly- 
bourn avenue extending from approximately Belle- 
vue place and N. State street to W. Goethe street 
and N. Clybourn avenue. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Financial Statement. 

The City Clerk presented a financial statement, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Directors of the Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium, for the month of January, 
1939, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN. 



BOARD OF APPEALS (ZONING). 



(Said Matters Having Been Presented, in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the First Ward.) 



In the Matter of Applications for Allowances of Varia- 
tions from the Requirements of the Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Appeals under date of April 5, 
1939, transmitting resolutions concerning applications 
for allowances of variations from the requirements of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, upon which it had held 
public hearings, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

The following is a summary of said resolutions: 

Denial of Variation Reconnnended: 

No. 2112 W. Iowa street, 

No. 2118 N. Hudson avenue, and 

No. 7051 S. Vincennes avenue. 

Granting of Variation Recommended: 

Nos. 409-411 N. Central avenue, 

Nos. 4209-4215 N. McVicker avenue, and 

No. 4343 N. Central Park avenue. 



FOURTH WARD. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for Construction of 

Sewers in E. 103rd St. from 1070 Ft. East of S. 

Erickson Av. to The N. Y., C. & St. L. R. R., 

Etc., (System). 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed March 
31, 1930) for a system of brick and tile pipe sewers in 
the following streets: E. 103rd street, as and when 
widened, from a point 1070 feet east of S. Erickson 
avenue to The New York, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 
road; Stony Island avenue from E. 103rd street to a 
point 870 feet north thereof; etc. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the ordinance. 



Death of George F. Harding, Jr. 

Alderman Cohen presented the following resolution: 

Whereas, This Council has learned with regret 
and sorrow of the death of George F. Harding, Jr., 
prominent political leader and outstanding civic 
figure in the life of Chicago, who served in this body 
for a period of ten years as a representative of the 
old Second Ward from 1905 to 1915 and who also 
served the public in the capacity of State Senator 
and County Treasurer; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That in the death of George F. Harding, 
Jr. the City of Chicago has lost a valuable citizen, 
who served the City as a faithful and efficient serv- 
ant and contributed greatly towards its develop- 
ment; and be it further 

Resolved, That as a mark of respect to his mem- 
ory and in recognition of his valuable public service, 
this resolution be spread upon the records of the 
City Council and a copy thereof, suitably engrossed, 
be presented to the bereaved family as a testimonial 
of our heartfeit sympathy. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cohen moved to adopt the resolution. 
Seconded by Aldermen Smith, Olin, Lindell, Pacelli 
and Ross. 

The motion prevailed unanimously, by a rising vote. 



SIXTH WARD. 



Proposed Establishment of Playgrounds and Recrea- 
tional Centers in the Sixth Ward. 

Alderman Smith presented a resolution for consid- 
eration of the matter of establishing playgrounds and 
recreational centers in the Sixth Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Aviation and Recrea- 
tion. 



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SEVENTH WARD. 



Alderman Daley presented the following orders: 

L. H. Edwards: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
L. H. Edwards to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 14 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 8156 S. Luella avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Frank's Crandon Cafe: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Frank's Crandon Cafe to erect and main- 
tain an illuminated sign, 5'x4', to project over the 
sidewalk adjoining the premises known as E. 79th 
street and S. Crandon avenue, the said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of illuminated signs of this character. This 
privilege shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



Direction for the Institution of Proceedings for the 
Opening of E. 74th St. across the B. & O. R. R. 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to institute 
proceedings before the Illinois Commerce Commis- 
sion for the purpose of creating a crossing on E. 
74th street, between S. East End avenue and S. 
Ridgeland avenue (Baltimore and Ohio Railroad). 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Daley moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Mrs. J. Connorton. 

Alderman Daley presented a claim of Mrs. J. Con- 
norton for a refund of 90% of special assessment for a 
water supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 



Rev. John P. and Nora Doran: Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Rowan presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Reverend John P. Doran and Nora 
Doran to construct and maintain a driveway across 
the sidewalk in E. 91st street, approximately 70 feet 
west of S. Harper avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of Rev. Wm. O. Homer. 

Alderman Rowan presented a claim of Rev. Wm. O. 
Homer for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 329 W. Root St. 

Alderman Connelly presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937, and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Streets — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 



(Limits) 



"W. Root street For a distance of twenty-five 
feet in front of the premises 
known as No. 329 W. Root 
street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Connelly moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Michael T. Hayes: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Connelly presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Michael T. Hayes to construct and 
maintain two driveways across the sidewalk at Nos. 
3315-3325 S. Parnell avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



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Stearns Lime & Stone Co.: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Connelly presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Stearns Lime & Stone Company to 
construct and maintain six driveways adjoining the 
southwest corner of W. 27th and S. Halsted streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWELFTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of S. 
Richmond St. 

Alderman Hartnett presented the following" ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937, and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 



(Street) 

"S. Richmond street 
(east side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 150 feet 
south of W. 43rd street. 

(Five Holy Martyrs 
Church)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due publi- 
cation. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 



Alderman 
order: 



Franciscan Herald: Driveway. 

McDermott presented the following 



Franciscan Herald to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 1436 W. 51st street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman McDermott moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



Alderman Kovarik presented the following orders: 

John F. Surdyk: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John F. Surdyk to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, on the 
W. 57th street side of the premises known as the 
northwest corner of W. 57th street and S. Win- 
chester avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Direction to Install a Water Meter (Nos. 704-706 E. 
79th St.). 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to in- 
stall a water meter in the premises known as Nos. 
704-706 E. 79th street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kovarik moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Mrs. Bessie Skala. 

Alderman Kovarik presented a claim of Mrs. Bessie 
Skala for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Murphy presented claims of Common- 
wealth Produce Company, Inc. and Charles Lloyd, Jr 
for refunds of license fees, and claims of Mrs. Anna 
Drovetz and James Judge for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



April 12, 1939 



NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS 



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NINETEENTH WARD. 



Speed Limitations for Vehicles on Sundry Streets. 

Alderman Duffy presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937, and appear- 
ing on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street- — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

"S. Union 
avenue 

"S. Lowe 
avenue 

"S. Wallace 

street 

"S. Normal 
avenue 



(Limits) 

W. 87th street to 
to W. 95th street 

W. 87th street to 
to W. 95th street 

W. 87th street to 
to W. 95th street 

W. 87th street to 
to W. 95th street 



(Speed 

25 mules per 
hour"; 

25 miles per 
hour"; 

25 miles per 
hour"; 

25 miles per 
hour". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due publi- 
cation. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kelis, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Duffy presented the following orders: 

J. Adamson: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Adamson to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 10452 S. Maplewood 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Wm. Bonke: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Wm. Bonke to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9255 S. Bell avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



J. Brown: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Brown to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 2319 W. 107th street; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of driveways. 



F. J. Caraher: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. J. Caraher to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, adjoining 
the premises known as the northwest corner of W. 
90th street and S. Claremont avenue; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 



Karl Ernst: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Karl Ernst to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 9724 S. Winchester avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Elmer Harper: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Elmer Harper to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 2255 W. 107th street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



D. E. Heib: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. E. Heib to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9037 S. Oakley ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 



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nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Wm. Heitner: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Wm. Heitner to construct and maintain one drive- 
way aci'oss the sidewallc, nine feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 9427 S. Winchester ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



A. Heming: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Heming to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, nine feet v/ide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 10614 S. Campbell avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Harry Johnson: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry Johnson to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 11441 S. Oakley 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



John Klug: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Klug to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9056 S. Hamilton 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Chas. J. Leverty: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Chas. J. Leverty to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 9303 S. Bell 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Alexander Lewis: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Alexander Lewis to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 



front of the premises known as No. 10633 S. Oakley 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to bo done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Mathew McKirdic: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mathew McKirdie to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 10217 S. 
Wallace street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



R. W. Micks: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. W. Micks to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 10331 S. Oakley ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



M. A. Mueller: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. A. Mueller, to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9443 S. Bell avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



John Muellman: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Muellman to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 10057 S. Hoyne 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



D. K. Steele: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. K. Steele to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premses known as No. 9336 S. Leavitt street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing tlie con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



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TWENTIETH WARD. 



I 



Direction to Close a Portion of W. Cabrini St. to 
Traffic. 

Alderman Pacelli presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to close 
to traffic, for recreational purposes, W. Cabrini 
street from the alley west of S. Halsted street to 
S. Blue Island avenue; 3:00 P. M. to 9:00 P. M., 
from April 15, 1939 to September 15, 1939. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Pacelli moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 



Alderman Kacena presented the following orders: 

Proposed Establishment of a Municipal Park in the 
^ 23rd Ward. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Parks, Rec- 
reation and Aviation be and he is hereby directed 
to cause a survey to be made of the area bounded 
by W. 31st and W. 32nd streets and S. Keeler and 
S. Kostner avenues, with a view to establishing a 
small park in said area. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of W. 16th 
street and S. Keeler avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kacena moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Establishment of a Playground at the Mason 
School. 

Alderman Kacena presented an order for the es- 
tablishment of a playground in connection with the 
Mason School located at S. Keeler avenue and W. 19th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Aviation and Recrea- 
tion. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Authorization to the City Clerk to Continue in Force 

a Contract for Printing and Binding the Journal 

of the Proceedings of the City Council, Etc. 

(Fred Klein Co.). 



Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to continue in force Con- 
tract No. 11,667, dated March 15, 1939, with Fred 
Klein Company for printing and binding the Jour- 
nal of the Proceedings of the City Council and pam- 
phlet copies thereof for each meeting, during the 
period from March 31, 1939, to April 30, 1939, to- 
gether with certain pamphlets therein described, 
and to order, receive and issue estimates during said 
period for all work included in said contract in 
accordance with and subject to the terms, condi- 
tions and prices therein specified. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Conditional Authorization for Additional Expendi- 
tures for Labor and Material in the Rehabilitation 
of the Dearborn St. Bridge (Strobel Con- 
struction Co.). 

Alderman Arvey presented the following order: 

Whereas, City contract No. 11,953 dated Novem- 
ber 1, 1938, for the rehabilitation of the Dearborn 
Street Bridge was duly awarded to the Strobel Con- 
struction Co. under formal competitive bidding; 
and 

Whereas, The specifications under which bids 
were received provided for a series of unit prices 
for various types of required work and material, 
which prices applied to a series of estimated quan- 
tities to constitute the contract obligation of $69,- 
750.00; and 

Whereas, In the carrying out of the work it has 
developed that additional material and labor will 
be required all of which will fall within the scope 
of certain of the items in the specification, but 
which will thereby increase the quantities; and 

Whereas, The original contract is being done un- 
der a 45% PWA grant; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be authorized to direct the above contractor to fur- 
nish additional material and to do additional work 
as may be found necessary by the City and by the 
Regional Director of the PWA. The total additional 
expenditures hereunder shall not exceed $7,000.00. 
Authority to make the additional expenditure is 
conditioned upon PWA authorization to assume 
45% of the same. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 



Alderman Arvey presented the following order: 



Alderman Arvey moved to pass the order. 



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The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connolly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDcrmott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duflfy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Authorization for an Advancement of the Sum of 

$877,000 from Funds in the City Treasury to the 

City Relief Fund. 

Alderman Arvey presented the following resolution: 

Whereas, After the issuance and sale of war- 
rants against and in anticipation of the taxes levied 
for relief purposes for the year 1939 there will not 
be sufficient money in the relief fund to provide 
for the poor residing within the city and unless 
money is made available immediately for Chicago 
relief administration allotments to the poor below 
the minimum required for sustenance and shelter 
will have to be curtailed; therefore, 

Be It Resolved, The City Treasurer and the City 
Comptroller hereby are authorized to advance to 
the city relief fund the sum of $877,000 out of any 
^unds in the city treasury not immediately neces- 
sary for the purposes for which the same were 
appropriated to be reimbursed from any available 
receipts and revenues of the City of Chicago for 
relief. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Occupation of Public Offices by Boys of the 
Boys' Brotherhood Republic during Youth Week. 

Alderman Arvey presented the following resolution: 

Whereas, For a number of years the community 
has recognized Youth Week, and representative 
boys of the Boys' Brotherhood Republic have occu- 
pied for a short period various offices of the City 
government; and 

Whereas, We of this generation should give those 
of the coming generation an opportunity to appre- 
ciate the duties and responsibilities of citizenship 
and public office; therefore. 

Be It Resolved, That the various elective and ap- 
pointive officers of the City of Chicago be and they 
are hereby requested to permit boys to occupy their 
offices for one hour during Youth Week. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Arvey presented the following claims: 

Sol Schneider, for compensation for damage to 
an automobile; 

Albert May and Josephine E. Young, for refunds 
of 90% of special assessments for water supply 
pipes; 

Walter A. Anderson, The Chicago Screw Com- 
pany, Howard W. Pound and Ben Rubin, for re- 
funds of license fees; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 



American Transportation Co.: Proposed Stairway and 
Abutments. 

Alderman Bowler presented an ordinance for a 
grant of permission to the American Transportation 
Company to construct, maintain and use a stairway 
with abutments between the lot line and the existing 
sidewalk on S. Campbell avenue at Nos. 912-920 S. 
Campbell avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY- SEVENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of S. 
Jefferson St. 

Alderman Sain presented the following ordinances: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the two captions (Street — 
Limits) in Section I thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

'S. Jefferson street 
(east side) 



(Limits) 

From W. Jackson boule- 
vard to the alley south 
thereof". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein-, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Bi-ody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Claim of Lamicoid Fabricators, Inc. 

Alderman Kells presented a claim of Lamicoid 
Fabricators, Inc. for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 



Direction to Raze a Building (No. 635 S. Paulina St.). 

Alderman Sain presented the following ordinance: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 635 S. 
Paulina street is in a very precarious and danger- 
ous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at No. 
635 S. Paulina street be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



General Screw Mfg. Co.: Driveway. 

Alderman Sain presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
General Screw Mfg. Co. to construct and maintain 
one driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 1244 W. Monroe 
street; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of John P. Krick. 

Alderman Gillespie presented a claim of John P. 
Krick for compensation for damage to property, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Direction to Install Street Lights. 

Alderman Upton presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
suitable street lights on S. Cicero avenue from W. 
Harrison street to W. Fifth avenue, chargeable to 
Account 570-S-75, Corporate — Bond Surplus Ac- 
count. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Upton moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Upton presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install a Water Meter (St. Cyril 
Methodist Church.); Etc. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install a water meter 
at St. Cyril Methodist Church located at No. 4244 
W. Walton street (Rev. John Fedor, Pastor) and 
to exempt said premises from water rates, as it is 
a religious institution. 



Direction for a Survey of Streets in the 30th Ward. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to cause a survey to 



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be made of all streets in the 30th Ward with a view 
to resurfacing streets where necessary. 

Direction to Install Traflic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install "Stop and 
Go" lights at the intersection of Lavergne avenue 
and W. Madison street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders with reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Upton moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Porten presented a claim of First Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church for cancellation of warrants 
for collection, a claim of Camp Olson for compensa- 
tion for damage to an automobile, and claims of Mrs. 
Rose Manke and Russell Olsen for compensation for 
personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Bequest for the Installation of Traffic Signal Lights 
on W. Washington Boul. 

Alderman Upton presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, Due to the tremendous amount of traf- 
fic on W. Washington boulevard between N. Pulaski 
road and N. Laramie avenue, pedestrians find it dif- 
ficult to cross said street, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Chicago Park District be and 
it is hereby requested to install traffic signal lights 
at all street intersections on W. Washington boule- 
vard between N. Cicero avenue and N. Laramie 
avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Upton moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



Proposed Paving of a Portion of W. Division St. Out 
of Motor Fuel Tax Funds. 

Alderman Keane presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Finance be and 
it is hereby authorized and directed to prepare an 
ordinance to provide for the paving of W. Division 
street between N. Kedzie avenue and W. Grand 
avenue out of Motor Fuel Tax Funds. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Keane moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, CullA-ton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to File for 

Record a Certain Deed Conveying Property to 

the City of Chicago for Street Purposes. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The East Half (E1/2) of N. Menard 
avenue between W. Altgeld street and W. Fullerton 
avenue, and the South Half (SV2) of W. Altgeld 
street between N. Mango avenue and N. Menard 
avenue, have not been dedicated as public streets; 
and 

Whereas, It is desired to have the said streets 
opened to a full width of sixty-six (66) feet; There- 
fore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The Comptroller is hereby author- 
ized and directed to file for record a quit-claim 
deed from the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, a cor- 
poration sole, by the Reverend Edward Przybylski, 
his authorized agent, conveying to the City of Chi- 
cago for public street purposes the North thirty- 
three (33) feet (Except the East thirty-three (33) 
feet) and the West thirty-three (33) feet (Except 
the North thirty-three (33) feet and Except the 
South fifty (50) feet) of the West Half (WVa) of 
the Southwest Quarter (SWy4) of the Southeast 
Quarter (SE^A) of the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) 
of Section Twenty-nine (29), Township Forty (40) 
North, Range Thirteen (13), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



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Proposed Opening of W. School St. from N. Drake Av. 
to N. Central Park Av. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements 
be and it is hereby directed to prepare and submit 
an ordinance to provide for the opening of W. 
School street from N. Drake avenue to N. Central 
Park avenue. 



Committees of the House of Representatives and 
the United States Senate. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction to Install a Traffic Warning Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
a "Stop" flicker sign on N. Kilbourn avenue at the 
intersection of W. Belmont avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Approval of Certain Proposed Amendments to the 
Home Owners Loan Act (House Bill No. 1640.). 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, In the City of Chicago a considerable 
number of home owners took advantage of the op- 
portunities afforded by the Home Owners Loan 
Corporation; and 

Whereas, Numbers of said ov/ners have since 
found it a hardship to meet with the conditions 
exacted, notably due to unemployment and changed 
business conditions; and 

Whereas, Home-owner groups have adopted 
resolutions suggesting a reduction in the rate of 
interest imposed by said Home Owners Loan Cor- 
poration; now therefore be it 

Resolved, That the City Council of Chicago does 
hereby recommend to the Banking and Currency 
Committees of the House of Representatives and 
the United States Senate the favorable report of 
House Bill 1640, which pertains to amendments to 
the Home Owners Loan Act. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 



Expression of Favorable Attitude by United Home 

Owners of Illinois Toward Proposed Amendments 

to Home Owners Loan Act. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to insert in the Journal 
of the Proceedings of this meeting the resolution 
adopted by the United Home Owners of Illinois 
which is herewith attached; and be it 

Further Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to forward a copy 
of said resolution to the Banking and Currency 



The following is the resolution submitted with the 
foregoing order: 

Resolution 

To the Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of the 
City of Chicago, and to the Honorable Members 
of the City Council of Chicago. 

Whereas, Due to the severe and unprecedented 
economic depression the equities of the home own- 
ers representing their life savings were being lost 
through foreclosure of mortgages; and 

Whereas, The Home Owners Loan Corporation 
was created by act of Congress approved by the 
President, June 13, 1933, to bring relief to the dis- 
tressed property owners and to protect them from 
inequitable enforced liquidation; and 

Whereas, Large numbers of home owners who 
have secured loans from the Home Owners Loan 
Corporation, and who are unable to keep up or 
bring up to date their payments of taxes as well 
as their payments of principal and interest due to 
the unchanged business and unemployment condi- 
tions, are not only threatened with foreclosures but 
are being foreclosed and evicted from their homes; 
and 

Whereas, The interest on farm mortgages has 
been reduced by the Congress of the United States 
to 3%% on Federal Land Bank loans and to 4% 
on Land Bank Commissioner loans, and although 
it had to override the President's veto, the Congress 
extended this reduction on Federal Land Bank 
loans from July 1, 1938 to July 1, 1940 by passing 
H. R. 10530 by a vote of 57 to 18; and 

Whereas, It would only be fair and just that 
home owners be given a similar reduction and not 
be discriminated against, in view of the fact that 
interest on the Home Owners Loan Corporation 
bonds has been reduced from 4% to 2%% and to 
21/4%; and 

Whereas, The Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor 
of the City of Chicago, and the Honorable Mem- 
bers of the City Council in response to our appeals 
have taken interest in this matter during the last 
session of Congress and the Mayor has been very 
kind and went to the White House together with 
the Congressmen from the City of Chicago, and 
talked with Mr. James Roosevelt, secretary to the 
President in behalf of the home owners of Chicago, 
urging immediate action in this matter for which 
we are thankful; and 

Whereas, In view of the fact that the session was 
drawing to a close and no consideration was given 
this legislation in the last session of the United 
States Congress; therefore be it 

Resolved, That we, the citizens and home owners, 
as delegates of the various home owners clubs, 
affiliated with the United Home Owners of Illinois, 
assembled at a special meeting held March 17, 1939 
at the Polish Women's Alliance Hall, 1309-15 N. 
Ashland Ave., Chicago, Illinois, hereby appeal 



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again and respectfully petition and urge the Hon- 
orable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of the City of Chi- 
cago, and the Honorable Members of the City Coun- 
cil to i<indly renew their efforts in behalf of the 
home owners during the present session of Con- 
gress, and adopt proper resolutions petitioning the 
Banking and Currency Committees of both Houses 
of the United States Congress to report out favor- 
ably H. R. 1640; a bill to amend the Home Owners 
Loan Act by reducing the rate of interest on obli- 
gations of home owners, by extending the period 
of amortization on home loans, by abolishing cer- 
tain deficiency judgments, and by providing a 
moratorium on foreclosures; or any other similar 
Bill, and to get the Congressmen and Senators from 
the State of Illinois to support and work for the 
enactment of such bill into law, which will bring 
relief to the Home Owners who have loans from the 
Home Owners Loan Corporation; and be it further 

Resolved, That we earnestly urge that represent- 
atives of the City Council of the City of Chicago 
together with the Mayor be delegated to go to 
Washington, D. C, again to talk personally to the 
President and to the Honorable Members of both 
Houses of Congress from the State of Illinois in 
regards to this matter; be it further 

Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing resolu- 
tion, duly introduced and unanimously adopted at 
the aforesaid meeting, signed by the President, the 
Recording Secretary, and the Chairman of the 
Resolution Committee be forwarded to the Honor- 
able Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of the City of Chi- 
cago and to the Honorable Members of the City 
Council of the City of Chicago. 

Respectfully yours, 

United Home Owners of Illinois, 



(Signed) 

(Signed) 

(Signed) 

(Signed) 
(Signed) 



Stanley Nieweglovi^Ski, 

829 N. Rockwell St. 

Stanley Gabriel, 
Committee on Resolutions. 



SiGMUND J. DRYANSKI, 

2626 W. Augusta Blvd., 
A. PiSKORZ, 

John Wietrzykowski, 
1470 W. Huron St. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance (Volume District Map No. 13). 

Alderman Orlikoski presented an ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the First Volume District symbols and 
indications shown on Volume District Map No. 13 in 
the area bounded by W. Altgeld street; the alley next 
west of N. Cicero avenue; the alley next south of W. 
Altgeld street; and N. Lamon avenue, to those of a 
Second Volume District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Edwin Peterson: Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented an order for the 
issuance of a permit to Edwin Peterson to construct 



and maintain a driveway at No. 4456 W. Montana 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of Roman Swiontck. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented a claim of Roman 
Swiontek for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 5619 W. Madison 

St. 

Alderman Kiley presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 



guage: 



(Street) 



''W. Madison street 
(south side) 
(Austin Theatre) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 30 feet in 
front of the premises 
known as No. 5619 W. 
Madison street". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Kiley moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey, 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Statement of a "Conserve Chicago" Idea. 

Alderman Kiley presented the following state- 
ment, which was ordered published and referred to 
the Chicago Plan Commission: 

The recent action of the Mayor to create a re- 
vitalized Chicago Plan Commission whose princi- 
pal duty it shall be to formulate a modern official 



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plan for the City of Chicago has been hailed gen- 
erally as one of the most constructive steps taken 
in recent years. 

It must be borne in mind, however, that the re- 
vitalizing of the Plan Commission, in itself, is only 
one small step, one single factor in a general pro- 
gram of city rehabilitation — a program vi^hich must 
be formulated with great care and which must be 
supported by the sincere cooperation of every in- 
telligent citizen if Chicago's greatness is to continue. 

For Chicago needs more than a plan. It needs 
cooperation above all, and the re-birth of the Plan 
Commission should furnish the source from which 
there should emanate a "Conserve Chicago" idea. 
The most casual glance at the various phases of 
Chicago's present condition, if future expansion 
and development instead of retrogression are hoped 
for, should indicate that now is the time when every 
civic leader, every newspaper, every public official 
and department head must set aside all personal 
prejudice, partisanship and personal ambition for 
a calm appraisal of Chicago's assets and determin- 
ation of how those assets can best be conserved and 
protected from possible deterioration in the future. 
At the same time they should also, in the same un- 
prejudiced manner seek to discover what should 
be done now to create new assets in the future. 

Various pressure groups have been organized 
during the past few years, and these groups have 
functioned actively to further one project or an- 
other on the city's schedule of public improvements. 
It is taken for granted that all of these citizens are 
sincere. If they are sincere, then it follows logically 
that they must realize that all such pressure groups 
must give way before an integrated, comprehen- 
sive plan. The "Conserve Chicago" idea must su- 
percede everything, including sectional interests, or 
Chicago cannot continue to maintain its place as 
one of the world's great cities. 

Certain of these pressure groups are insistent that 
limited traffic ways, both elevated and at grade or 
below grade, shall be built immediately as a means 
of facilitating the flow of traffic in and out of the 
Loop area. The governments of the State of Illi- 
nois, County of Cook, and City of Chicago, are even 
now planning the development of a system of such 
limited ways for construction in the near future. 

It is generally conceded that these new highways 
contemplated are greatly needed. Certainly they 
have a place in the Chicago Plan. But — what place 
in importance or time? Before any actual work is 
begun on such a limited way system there are many 
factors which should be given immediate consider- 
ation and the most careful study. 

Chicago, with other urban centers, cannot long 
expect its population to increase. In the larger view 
economists point with misgiving to a trend from 
urban to suburban community and to a startling 
drop in urban birth rates. In the Chicago view we 
have in addition to the findings of the economists, 
incontrovertible evidence of Chicago's center in a 
progressive state of rot with a blight creeping from 
that center and now reaching in some degree or 
another almost every section of the City, however 
remote from such blight it may have considered 
itself. 

Now is the time for haste, of course, but not haste 
in embarking upon any one venture -without coor- 
dinating it with other necessary improvements. 
Proponents of the various limited way projects in- 
sist that consummation of their plans will arrest 
and rebuild deep blighted areas of Chicago in addi- 



tion to facilitating traffic movements. Perhaps they 
are correct, but what if they are not? If we should 
proceed with the limited ways alone, not integrated 
with or related to any other probable helpful fac- 
tor, and then should find that the prophecy was not 
come true; that building was not stimulated by the 
construction of the limited ways nor the blight ar- 
rested, what then is the penalty for our having re- 
lied upon the dream which did not come true? We 
shall have created the instrument most destructive 
of Chicago's development and progress. We shall 
have built an attractive drain through which resi- 
dents of Chicago may be siphoned away from a 
growing blight and into areas where vacant land 
abounds and zoning laws are kindly and construc- 
tion cheaper, and where the new surroundings free 
from the threat of crowded deterioration make life 
happier and from which areas people who earn 
their living in Chicago may be transported to and 
from their places of earning with the greatest of 
ease. Chicago meanwhile will find itself with a 
rapid decrease in its population and a simultaneous 
decline in its tax income, for who shall live in a 
decaying neighborhood who can have green fields 
within easy convenient driving time? 

What shall be done? Shall we not facilitate 
movements of traffic? Shall we refuse to build 
limited ways? Emphatically no! We must build 
them but we must not proceed without considering 
the consequences of relying solely upon the wishes 
of sincere enthusiasts. Chicago's center m.ust be 
our first concern; not the construction of limited 
ways. Experience and common sense do not sup- 
port the theory that limited way construction alone 
can revitalize neighborhoods and provide the pana- 
cea for all our civic ills; rather an opposite theory 
seems to be supported. 

Chicago's center must be rebuilt. The rot must 
be cleaned away. Creeping blight must be arrested. 
New homes and buildings, parks and playgrounds 
constructed in the cleaned areas. The blighted areas 
must be recreated and the people living there re- 
housed there, and other people attracted there. Our 
City must be there. When people have been at- 
tracted more to their own neighborhood rather 
than to outlying areas, when they are happily 
housed in buildings of modern construction with 
attractive outlooks, then we can be sure that we 
have strengthened their neighborhood bonds suf- 
ficiently for them to successfully withstand the 
temptation of the modern limited ways which stand 
ready to transport them to Suburbia. 

How can Chicago's center be recreated by con- 
struction of new homes, parks and playgrounds? 
A program of slum clearance, new planning with 
new housing and new use of land. The new hous- 
ing to be a program comprising: 

(a) Low cost housing to accommodate those Chi- 
cagoans in the sub-standard housed groups 
with income insufficient to support private or 
semi-private construction; 

(b) Semi-private construction to accommodate 
those Chicagoans of income sufficient to de- 
mand homes of more than low cost housing 
grade; 

(c) Private construction for those Chicagoans of 
sufficient income to support construction free 
from subsidy and who shall demand accommo- 
dations of more than low cost housing or semi- 
private housing grade. 

Whether such a housing program is too idealistic 
or impractical, or ruinous of private construction 



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and competition, must be studied. Determination 
of tlie program will require the utmost courage and 
absolute unselfishness. The one part of the pro- 
gi'am should help tlie other two. Together they 
must overcome the areas of blight. 

It seems that a plan for the creation of adequate 
small parks and playgrounds in Chicago is already 
under way. It must be correlated with the Chicago 
Plan and used in the recreation process. 

Low cost housing and semi-private housing will 
require subsidies of one kind or another. Rushes 
of blood to the head at the mention of housing 
subsidies serve no purpose but to obstruct a calm 
study. Poorly considered statements of the dire 
result of subsidy of housing and of its lack of pos- 
sible aid to stimulate the reclamation of the vast 
areas of blight in Chicago, are obstructive of even 
the slightest attention to the solution of Chicago's 
essential problem. Probable or even possible solu- 
tion of that problem should impel even the most 
partisan or most enthusiastic opponent of subsidized 
housing to submit to a thorough study of such a 
housing program in order that the merit or de- 
merit, the practicability or impracticability of such 
a program be determined. 

Certainly no one interested in Chicago's recrea- 
tion can object to considering any proposal made 
in aid of that recreation. Many enthusiastic, sin- 
cere antagonists of subsidized housing do not know 
or will not consider that a subsidy may or may not 
be in a reduction or remission or abatement of 
taxes. A complete study of the housing program 
factor of the development of Chicago may prove 
not only that all three phases of the program may 
be carried on simultaneously without overlapping, 
or without suffocation of private construction, but 
prove also that subsidy may be given to low cost 
housing and semi-private housing without increas- 
ing real estate taxes within Chicago by one penny. 
It may determine first that a subsidy may be given 
in the nature of city-owned property, large parcels 
of which are available to the City through enforce- 
ment of delinquent tax laws. It may determine 
that the subsidy may take the form of money. 
Should the study determine as is first suggested 
above, then a recommendation may be adopted by 
the City authorities to commence immediately 
gathering whatever property may be available 
through enforcement of delinquent laws to the City 
for the purpose of aiding in slum clearance and in 
low cost or semi-private housing. Should the study 
determine the alternate suggested above, then a 
recommendation might be adopted by the City au- 
thorities to commence immediately requisite steps 
for revision of the revenue act of the State of Illi- 
nois insofar as it is applicable to the tax income of 
the City of Chicago; and a new source of tax income 
be provided, which would permit monetary sub- 
sidy to housing without consequent imposition of 
further taxes upon the property owners of the City 
of Chicago. The study should determine that any 
subsidy for slum clearance will be repaid in sav- 
ings from the excessive governmental services re- 
quired in slum areas for prevention of crime and 
disease. 

It is estimated that eighty millions of dollars of 
the United States Housing Authority funds are 
available to the State of Illinois for purposes of slum 
clearance and housing. These funds if not spent in 
the State of Illinois will most certainly be spent in 
other States and in other cities, but the people of 
the State of Illinois pay taxes to the Federal Gov- 
ernment from which the United States Housing 



Authority derives its funds; and, consequently, the 
people of the State of Illinois and of the Illinois 
cities which need slum clearance and new housing 
shall pay for the arresting and curing of blights and 
for recreation of distressed areas of other States and 
Cities, to the utter neglect of Illinois blight. 

Certainly the prospect of an integrated plan of 
slum clearance and housing, both subsidized and 
private construction; of parks, playgrounds and 
limited traffic ways, justifies every Chicagoan in-, 
forested in his City and its development finding 
encouragement in a "Conserve Chicago" idea, such 
as is only suggested in this sketch. 

I respectfully urge that this statement be sent to 
the Chicago Plan Commission for its consideration. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Alderman, 37th Ward. 



THIRTY-NINTH WARD. 



Mayfair Evangelical Lutheran Church: Free Permits. 

Alderman Brody presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Buildings, 
the Commissioner of Public Works and the Presi- 
dent of the Board of Health be and they are hereby 
directed to issue all necessary permits, free of 
charge, notwithstanding other ordinances of the 
City to the contrary, to Mayfair Evangelical Luthe- 
ran Church (William Busse, Pastor) for the erec- 
tion of a church on the premises located at the 
southwest corner of N. Lowell and W. Lawrence 
avenues; said building to be used exclusively for 
religious purposes and not leased or otherwise used 
with a view to profit; said work to be done in ac- 
cordance with plans submitted. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Brody presented the following orders: 

D. L. Brown: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. L. Brown to construct and maintain one drive- 



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way across the sidewalk, 8 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 5832 N. Kolmar avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



C. E. Nelson: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. E. Nelson to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 8 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 6040 N. Forest Glen 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of John Carsella. 

Alderman Brody presented a claim of John Carsella 
for a refund of permit fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTIETH WARD. 



Elimination of a Prohibition against Parking on a Por- 
tion of W. Addison St. 

Alderman Ross presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed January 
4, 1939, page 7475 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of said date, prohibiting parking on the north 
side of W. Addison street from forty feet west of 
N. St. Louis avenue to forty feet east of N. St. 
Louis avenue, be and the same is hereby amended 
by striking out that part of the ordinance prohibit- 
ing parking east of N. St. Louis avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Ross moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Grant of Leaves of Absence, \vith Pay, to City Em- 
ployes in Attendance at State and National Con- 
ventions (United Spanish War Veterans and 
Ladies' Auxiliary). 

Alderman Ross presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the heads of Departments of the 
City Government be and they are hereby author- 
ized and directed to excuse from service, with full 
pay, on June 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, 1939, Delegates 
and Alternates of the United Spanish War Veterans 
and Delegates and Alternates of the Ladies' Auxil- 
iary of the United Spanish War Veterans, in their 
respective Departments, who request leave of ab- 
sence for the purpose of attending the Convention 
of the Department of Illinois, to be held at Quincy, 
Illinois on the above-mentioned dates; and be it 
further 

Ordered, That the heads of the Departments of 
the City Government be and they are hereby au- 
thorized and directed to excuse from service, with 
full pay, on September 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 
15, 1939, Delegates and Alternates of the United 
Spanish War Veterans and Delegates and Alter- 
nates of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the United Spanish 
War Veterans, in their respective Departments, who 
request leave of absence for the purpose of attend- 
ing the National Convention to be held at Atlantic 
City, New Jersey, on the above-mentioned dates. It 
is understood that no member of the United Spanish 
War Veterans who is an employee of the City of 
Chicago will be granted these leaves of absence 
with pay unless he or she can show evidence of 
having been in attendance at said conventions. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Ross moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Dr. Irving E. Steck: Driveway. 

Alderman Ross presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Dr. Irving E. Steck to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 12 feet wide, on the 
W. Thorndale avenue side of the premises at the 
northwest corner of N. Christiana and W. Thorn- 
dale avenues; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Ross moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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FORTY-FIRST WARD. 



Load Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of N. 
Mason Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the loads 
to be carried by motor vehicles in designated street 
areas passed by the City Council on January 13, 
1937 and appearing on pages 3104 to 3109 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council for 
that date, as amended, is hereby further amended 
by inserting and adding in appropriate place un- 
der the three captions (Street — Limits — Capacity) 
in Section 1 thereof the following language: 



(Street) 
"N. Mason avenue 



(Limits) 

From N. North- 
west Highway 
to W. B r y n 
Mawr avenue 



(Capacity 
3 tons". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen. Douglas. 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten. Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on a Portion of N. 
Oliphant Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
in designated street areas to specified periods passed 
by the City Council on January 13, 1937 and ap- 
pearing on pages 3114 to 3116 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 



captions (Street — Limits — Period) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 

(Street) (Limits) (Period) 

"N. Oliphant Between N. Northwest 2 hours 
avenue Highway and N. only", 

(west side) Olmsted avenue 

Section 2. This ordinance .shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of N. 
Oriole Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 
"N. Oriole avenue 



(Limits) 



(Speed) 



W. Touhy ave- 20 miles 
n u e to N . per hour". 
Northwest 
Highway 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Cowhey presented the following orders: 

Direction for Issuance of a Permit for a Water Supply 
Connection (No. 6600 N. Normandy Av.). 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to John Ratzek, a bonded and licensed 
plumber, to tap City water supply main at the 
southwest corner of N. Normandy and W. Albion 
avenues in order to secure water supply for John 
Mamola at No. 6600 N. Normandy avenue, Niles, 
Illinois; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago as outlined in 
Section 4075 of the Revised Chicago Code of 1931. 



Direction to Paint Pedestrian Lanes, Etc. at the Inter- 
section of N. Northwest Highway and N. Oli- 
phant Av. 

Ordered, That the City Traffic Engineer be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to paint pedes- 
trian lanes on the pavement at the intersection of 
N. Northwest Highway and N. Oliphant avenue, 
and be it further ordered that in addition thereto 
the word "Stop" be painted in bold letters on said 
pavement stopping traffic in all directions at this 
intersection. 



Direction to Make a Survey for the Proposed Widen- 
ing of a Portion of W. Raven St. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
make a survey of W. Raven street between N. 
Northwest Highway and N. Newark avenue pre- 
paratory to widening this thoroughfare. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a commiittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Allowance of a Variation from the Require- 
ments of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Nos. 
4209-4215 N. McVicker Av.) 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance for 
allowance of a variation from the requirements of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to the premises known 
as Nos. 4209-4215 N. McVicker avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Use of Men between the Ages of 45 and 60 
Years for Traffic Duty at Certain Street Crossings. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a resolution for con- 
sideration of the matter of employing m.en between 
the ages of 45 and 60 years for special traffic duty at 
street crossings, used by school children, and of paying 
such men out of W.P.A. funds, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Prohibition against Peddling in the 41st 
Ward. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance to pro- 
hibit peddling in the district bounded by W. Matson 
avenue, N. Indian road, N. Melvina avenue, W. Devon 
avenue, N. Milwaukee avenue and N. Elston avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation. 



Proposed Establishment of Feeder Bus Service on W. 

Bryn Mawr Av. between N. Elston and N. 

Harlem Aves. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an order for consider- 
ation of resolutions submitted therewith adopted by 
the Northwest Civic Association and allied organiza- 
tions urging that feeder bus service be established on 
W. Bryn Mawr avenue between N. Elston avenue and 
N. Harlem avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



FORTY-SECOND WARD. 



Direction for a Survey of Traffic at the Intersection of 
N. Orleans and W. Oak Sts. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Traffic Engineer be and he is 
hereby directed to conduct a survey of traffic con- 
ditions at the intersection of N. Orleans and W. Oak 
streets preliminary to the erection of a traffic light 
at the said intersection. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FORTY-THIRD WARD. 



Typograph Printing Co.: Driveway. 

Alderman Bauler presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Typograph Printing Company to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the sidewalk, eight 
feet wide, in front of the premises known as No. 
1516 N. Wells street; said permit to be issued 



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April 12, 1939 



and the work therein authorized to be done in ac- 
cordance with the ordinances of the City of Chi- 
cago j^ovorning the construction and maintenance 
of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Bauler moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FORTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of W. 
Wrightwood avenue and N. Halsted street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FORTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Speed Limitations for Vehicles on Portions of N. Cly- 
bourn and N. Oakley Aves. 

Alderman Meyer presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

"N. Clybourn 
avenue 



"N. Oakley 
avenue 



(Limits) 

W. Fullerton 
avenue to W. 
Belmont ave- 
nue 

N. Clybourn 
avenue to W. 
Roscoe street 



(Speed) 

25 miles per 
hour". 



20 miles per 
hour". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Meyer moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Dufl'y, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkow.ski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Resurface a Portion of W. Belmont Av. 

Alderman Meyer presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
surface W. Belmont avenue from N. Damen avenue 
to the bridge over the North Branch of the Chi- 
cago river, by turning over granite blocks. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Meyer moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Resurface Portions of W. George St. and 
N. Lakewood Av. 

Alderman Meyer presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
surface the following streets: 

W. George street, within the 1900 block; 
N. Lakewood avenue from W. George street to 
W. Wrightwood avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Meyer moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



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MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS 



47 



Proposed Construction of a New Ward Office in the 
45th Ward. 

Alderman Meyer presented an order for the con- 
struction of a new Ward office in the 45th Ward, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTIETH WARD. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Meyer presented a claim of Marguerite 
L. Dupon for compensation for damage to an auto- 
mobile, and claims of Raymond J. Heim and I. R. 
Waters for refunds of license fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 1015-1017 W. 
Irving Park Road. 

Alderman Young presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the two captions (Street — 
Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"W. Irving Park 
road 
(south side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 40 feet in 
front of the premises 
known as Nos. 1015-1017 
W. Irving Park road". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Quinn presented the following orders: 

Frank Murnigham: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Murnigham to construct and maintain one 
private driveway across the sidewalk, 10 feet wide, 
adjoining the premises known as the southeast cor- 
ner of N. Oakley and W. Jarvis avenues; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of 
the City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



St. Hilary's Church: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
St. Hilary's Church to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, ad- 
joining premises on the east side of N. California 
avenue between W. Bryn Mawr avenue and N. Lin- 
coln avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. Fees 
to be waived. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quinn moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Reconsideration. 

Compromise Settlement of Special Assessment Claims 

of the City against Certain Property 

(Estate of N. K. Fairbank). 

Alderman Arvey moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the City Council at its last preceding regular 
meeting passed an ordinance to authorize a com- 
promise settlement with the Estate of N. K. Fairbank 
of certain special assessment claims of the City under 
Warrants Nos. 32866 and 32866B, as is noted on page 
8181 of the Journal of the Proceedings of March 24, 
1939. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 

Alderman Arvey moved to re-refer said ordinance 
to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration. 
Allowance of Salary to Andrew Vandandaigue. 

Alderman Arvey moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the City Council at its last preceding regular 
meeting passed an order to authorize payment of back 



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April 12, 1939 



salary to Andrew Vandandaifiue, as is noted on page 
8187 of the Journal of the Proceedings of March 24, 
1939. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 

Alderman Arvoy moved to re-refer said order to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration. 
Establishment of a Motorbus Stand on W. Monroe St. 

Alderman Quinn moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the City Council at its last preceding regular 
meeting passed an ordinance for the establishment of 
a motorbus stand on W. Monroe street between S. 
State street and a line 40 feet west thereof, as is noted 
on pages 8200-8201 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of March 24, 1939. 

The motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 

Alderman Quinn moved to place said ordinance on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Alderman Arvey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Daley, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hart- 
nett, Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, 
O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, 
Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, 
Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orli- 
koski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Ross, Cowhey 
Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, 
Keenan and Quinn — 49. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next succeeding regular 
meeting of the City Council of the City of Chicago 
to be held after the regular meeting held on Wed- 
nesday, the twelfth (12th) day of April, 1939, at 
8:00 o'clock P. M., be and the same is hereby fixed 
to be held on Wednesday, the twenty-sixth (26th) 
day of April, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Time Fixed for the Next Succeeding Regular Meeting. 

Alderman Arvey presented an ordinance to fix the 
tirne for the next succeeding regular meeting of the 
City Council at Wednesday, the twenty-sixth (26th) 
day of April, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon mioved that the City 
Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the City Council stood 
adjourned to meet in regular meeting on Wednes- 
day, the twenty-sixth (26th) day of April, 1939, at 
2:00 o'clock P. M. 




City Clerk. 



APR 2 2 1939 



^ 



COPY 

Journal of the Proceedings 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, April 26, 1939 



at 2:00 O'CLOCK P.M. 



(Council Chamber, City Hall) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Smith, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 



Absent — Aldermen Kenna, 
Bowler and Ross. 



Daley, Ropa, Arvey, 



On motions of Aldermen Kacena, Lindell and Cow- 
Tiey, it was ordered that the record show that Alder- 
men Daley, Arvey and Ross were absent on account 
of illness. 



Call to Order. 



On Wednesday, April 26, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 
(the day and hour appointed for the meeting) Honor- 
able Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City Council 
to order. 



Quorum. 

The City Clerk called the roll of members and there 
was found to be 

A quorum present. 



Invocation. 



Rev. Charles Thomas Hull, Rector of St. Paul's 
Church By-the-Lake, opened the meeting with prayer. 



JOURNAL (April 12, 1939). 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the rec- 
ord of the proceedings of the regular meeting held on 
Wednesday, April 12, 1939, at 8:00 o'clock P. M., 
signed by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 



The motion prevailed. 



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April 26, 1939 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM 
CITY OFFICERS. 



MAYOR. 



Notification as to the Appointment of Alderman John 

J. Grealis as a Member of the Chicago Aero 

Commission. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was ordered pub- 
lislied and placed on file: 



Office of the Mayor, 
Chicago, April 26, 1939 



:} 



To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the power and author- 
ity conferred upon me by an ordinance passed by 
the City Council November 2, 1927 I have appointed 
Alderman John J. Grealis as a member of the Chi- 
cago Aero Commission. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Notification as to the Appointment of Aldermen John 

J. Grealis and Paul Douglas as Members of the 

Chicago Recreation Commission. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was ordered pub- 
lished and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 26, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen— This is to advise you that I have 
appointed Alderman John J. Grealis and Alderman 
Paul Douglas as members of the Chicago Recrea- 
tion Commission. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Recommendation for Prompt Passage of a Proposed 
Ordinance Creating a Chicago Plan Commission. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the communication transmitted therewith, referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation: 

Office of the Mayor,! 
Chicago, April 26, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herew^ith for your con- 
sideration a letter from the Hon. A. A. Sprague, 
Chairman of the Chicago Plan Commission, dated 
April 20, 1939, recommending prompt passage of 
the pending ordinance creating a Plan Commission 
as a first step for a comprehensive city plan and 



proposing measures for expansion of the powers 
of the Plan Commission by legislative action. 

This subject is now before the Committee on 
Judiciary and State Legislation, and I respectfully 
recommend that this letter be referred to that com- 
mittee. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

Chicago Plan Commission,] 
Chicago, April 20, 1939. j 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, City Hall, Chicago: 

My Dear Mr. Mayor — Some months ago the 
Commercial Club of Chicago proposed the passage 
of an ordinance that would give the Plan Commis- 
sion a legal standing which it does not have now. 
Such an ordinance was drafted by the Corporation 
Counsel along the lines suggested by the club, in- 
troduced in the City Council on January 18, 1939, 
and was referred to the Judiciary Committee be- 
fore which it is now pending. (Council Proceed- 
ings, page 7494.) 

This ordinance is in full accord with the Illinois 
State law passed in 1921 relating to the establish- 
ment of city planning commissions, and gives. the 
Chicago Plan Commission all the powers possible 
under the terms of the Cities and Villages Act. 
These powers are, in brief: 

To prepare a plan of public improvements for 
official adoption by the City Council. 

To suggest subsequent changes in this plan. 

To impose subdivision regulations. 

To recommend specific public improvements. 

To aid city officials in making improvements. 

To cooperate with the Chicago Housing Au- 
thority in locating housing projects and eliminat- 
ing sub-standard areas. 

It gives the Plan Commission legal status, and 
provides for a commission of twenty-nine mem- 
bers and a city planning advisory board of 260 
members, both commission and advisory board to 
have four year overlapping terms of membership. 

There have been a number of hearings on the 
proposed ordinance and a number of modifications 
have been suggested. The more important of these 
relate to the inclusion of provisions extending the 
authority and scope of the Plan Commission in line 
with the New York City and Cincinnati charters, 
which are the two most recent examples of per- 
fected city planning legislation. 

When the Finance Committee was holding hear- 
ings on the 1939 budget, a question was raised in 
regard to certain proposed legislation to widen the 
powers of the Plan Commission which followed in 
character the provisions of the New York City 
charter. I informed the committee that we were 
studying this legislation with a view of making 
definite recommendations, but that the work would 
take some time to complete. I also told the com- 
mittee I thought that passage of the pending ordi- 
nance in the form submitted would be a logical first 
step toward giving the Plan Commission needed 
authority to properly administer city planning. 

The Finance Committee requested us to continue 
our study of the question and to submit definite 



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recommendations as to needed legislation by the 
close of the present year. 

In addition to consideration of wider powers for 
the Chicago Plan Commission, we have also been 
studying various phases of metropolitan or regional 
planning. One idea would be a metropolitan plan- 
ning agency that would coordinate planning, de- 
velop a master plan, serve as a zoning board and 
control subdivision development. Such a board 
would be the main planning body for the entire 
region. 

An alternative was the creation of a Metropoli- 
tan Improvement Authority, which would super- 
vise highway development and would prepare a 
master regional plan as an incidental requirement 
of the highway plan. This authority would be effec- 
tive in producing a system of highways because it 
would have the benefit of substantial funds allo- 
cated for the planning, construction and mainte- 
nance of major highways. 

The pending ordinance will give the Plan Com- 
mission legal status, and if funds are made avail- 
able, the commission could develop a master 
metropolitan plan — cooperating with the Regional 
Planning Association in developing the metropoli- 
tan features of such a plan. 

After careful consideration of all phases of the 
matter, it is my recommendation, 

(1) That the pending ordinance be passed 
promptly. 

(2) That the Plan Commission prepare a master 
plan incorporating all existing public improve- 
ments which are obviously needed. 

(3) That this plan be presented to the City 
Council for adoption. When approved by the Coun- 
cil, it will become the official plan of the city and 
will be extended or modified from time to time 
pursuant to recommendations by the Chicago Plan 
Commission. 

I am in accord with the many suggestions that 
have been made to increase the effectiveness of the 
Plan Commission beyond the provisions of the 
present ordinance, but feel that this cannot be done 
offhand. 

Following the above steps, we will proceed with 
the preparation of legislation that will comprehend 
all generally recognized functions of a city plan 
commission, not alone as it would operate within 
the jurisdiction of the city but as it would properly 
relate to the metropolitan district as well. When 
this material has been completed, it will be sub- 
mitted to you and the City Council for approval, 
and subsequent submission to the state legislature. 

If it is made comparable with the New York and 
Cincinnati ordinances, it will, of course, require 
enabling legislation. This means that considerable 
time must pass before the plan can be put into 
effect. It would therefore seem that the prompt 
passage of the pending ordinance by the City Coun- 
cil would be a desirable step at this time, because 
it would empower the Plan Commission to prepare 
a master plan to be adopted by the City Council as 
the official plan of Chicago. 

I would like to point out, however, the distinc- 
tion between a master plan and an official city plan. 
The master plan should be prepared and retained 
by the Plan Commission. Thus, while it becomes 



the authorized master plan of the city, it can be 
kept flexible and modified from time to time by 
action of the commission without legislative action 
by the municipality. 

Whenever definite recommendations are made 
by the Plan Commission to the City Council, and 
such recommendations are approved by the City 
Council, they become part of the official city plan. 
Since the official plan becomes fixed and can be 
changed only by action of the City Council, it is 
generally accepted theory in city planning today 
that the master map should be kept flexible. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



A. A. Sprague, 

Chairman. 



Notification as to the Designation of Philip H. Treacy 

as an Assistant to the P.W.A. Project Engineer 

on Subway Construction. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the communication transmitted therewith, ordered 
published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 13, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a copy of the 
letter from Hon. Harold L. Ickes, Federal Emer- 
gency Administrator of Public Works, dated April 
11, 1939, which I received today, regarding the 
designation of Mr. Philip H. Treacy as an assistant 
to the Project Engineer (P.W.A.) to act as his legal 
adviser. 

Yours truly, 



(Signed) 



Edw^ard J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



(COPY) 

Federal Emergency Administrator) 

OF Public Works,}- 

Washington, April 11, 1939.J 

Hon. E. J. Kelly, Mayor, Chicago, Illinois: 

My Dear Mayor Kelly — You will recall that 
Section 6, Part I, of the grant agreement for the 
Chicago Subway project provides that I may desig- 
nate a Project Engineer (P.W.A.) and such assist- 
ants as may be necessary, and that the salaries and 
expenses of such Project Engineer (P.W.A.) and 
his assistants will be paid or reimbursed (as I may 
elect) by the City of Chicago. 

In accordance with the aforesaid provision, I am 
designating Mr. Philip H. Treacy as an assistant to 
the Project Engineer (P.W.A.), to act as his legal 
adviser, at a salary of $9,000 per year, and I elect 
that his salary and expenses be paid directly to him 
by the City of Chicago. Statements for expenses 
will be submitted periodically through the Project 
Engineer (P.W.A.), and you are requested to pay 
the same to Mr. Treacy in accordance with my 
aforesaid election. 



Sincerely yours. 



(Signed) 



Harold L. Ickes, 
Administrator. 



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CITY CLERK. 



Report of Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Office of the City Clerk,] 
Chicago, April 26, 1939.} 

To the Honorable, , the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
ordinances listed below, passed March 24, 1939 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on 
the respective pages noted), were officially pub- 
lished in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on 
Monday, April 17, 1939: 

1. Change in the classification for licensing 
purposes of performances of grand opera and in- 
terpretive dancing (pp. 8180-81). 

2. Requirement of payment of license fees for 
garages semi-annually in lieu of annually (pp. 
8237-8). 

3. Reduction in the license fee for junk ped- 
dlers (p. 8238). 

4. Load limitation for vehicles on S. Phillips 
avenue, between E. 85th and E. 87th streets (2 
tons) (p. 8217). 

5. Prohibitions against peddling in the follow- 
ing districts: 

W. 69th street, S. Union avenue, W.* 71st 
street and S. Halsted street (p. 8220) ; 

W. Wrightwood avenue, N. Racine avenue 
and N. Clybourn avenue (p. 8233). 

6. Speed limitations for vehicles on the fol- 
lowing streets: 

W. 103rd street, between S. Wood street and 
S. Longwood drive (25 miles per hour) (p. 
8222); 

W. Foster avenue, between N. Natoma and 
N. Oak Park avenues (20 miles per hour) (p. 
8231); 

N. Oak Park avenue, between W. Foster and 
W. Higgins avenues (20 miles per hour) (p. 
8231); 

N. Rutherford avenue, between W. Foster 
and W. Higgins avenues (20 miles per hour) 
(p. 8231). 

7. Limitation of parking privileges, during 
specified hours, on S. Halsted street (east side), 
between W. 19th street and S. Canalport avenue 
(15-minute periods, 8:00 A. M. to 5:00 P. M.) 
(p. 8225). 

8. Limitations of parking privileges on the 
following streets: 

E. 113th street (north side), from S. Michi- 
gan avenue to 80 feet west thereof (15-minute 
periods) (p. 8217); 

No. 2302 S. Pulaski road (30-minute pe- 
riods) (p. 8226); 



N. California avenue, between N. Milwaukee 
avenue and W. Shakespeare avenue (1-hour 
periods) (pp. 8229-30). 

9. Prohibitions against the parking of vehicles, 
at all times, at the following locations: 

Nos. 7839-7845 S. Kingston avenue (pp. 
8215-16); 

E. 110th street (south side), from S. Michi- 
gan avenue to the alley immediately east 
thereof (pp. 8216-17); 

S. Hermosa avenue (both sides) south from 
W. Pryor avenue to the first alley south (p. 
8221); 

S. Homewood avenue (both sides) north of 
W. Monterey avenue to the first alley north 
thereof (p. 8222); 

S. Walden parkway (west side), from W. 
107th street to 125 feet north thereof (p. 
8222); 

Nos. 553-555 W. Cullerton street (p. 8224) ; 

W. 21st place (south side) commencing at 
a point 60 feet west of S. Ashland avenue and 
continuing for a distance of 50 feet westerly 
thereof (p. 8225); 

S. Rockwell street (west side) from the first 
alley south of W. Cermak road to the first alley 
north of W. 24th street (p. 8227) ; 

S. Washtenaw avenue (east side) from W. 
23rd street to the first alley south thereof 
(St. Roman's Catholic Church) (p. 8227); 

Nos. 2000-2018 W. North avenue (p. 8228); 

No. 5017 W. Chicago avenue (p. 8230); 

No. 623 W. Drummond place (p. 8232); 

No. 2928 N. Pine Grove avenue (p. 8233). 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Statement of Votes Cast on April 4, 1939, on Propo- 
sitions to Prohibit the Sale at Retail of Alcoholic 
Liquor, Etc. in Certain Election Precincts. 

The City Clerk presented the following memoran- 
dum, which was ordered published and placed on file: 



Office of the City Clerk, 
Chicago, April 26, 1939. 



To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that there 
have been received in this office photostatic copies 
of abstracts of the votes cast at the election held 
on April 4, 1939, on the propositions to prohibit 
the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in certain 
precincts in the City of Chicago. 

The following is a summary of such referendum 
votes (the enumerated precincts being the pre- 
cincts as they existed and were bounded at the 
general election held on November 8, 1932): 



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For Against 

5th Ward: 

Precincts 4, 5, 6, 7, 22 and 

23 (Group?.; 1329 1470 

5th Ward: 

Precincts 33 and 40 

(Group) 434 485 

6th Ward: 

Precinct 22 193 89 

37th Ward: 

Precinct 12 239 139 

37th Ward: 

Precinct 21 223 248 

37th Ward: 

Precinct 22 212 256 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk 



Notice Concerning an Application Filed with the 

Illinois Commerce Commission (C, N. S. & M. 

R.R. Co.). 

The City Clerk presented a notice of application to 
the Illinois Commerce Commission by Chicago, North 
Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Company for permis- 
sion to adjust and consolidate train operation in pas- 
senger service, and in such adjustment and consolida- 
tion to amend and supplement its Time Table No. 45, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Requests for and Consents to a Change in the Name of 
N. and S. Pulaski Road to "N. and S. Crawford Av." 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Crawford Avenue Association transmitting sixty- 
three petitions of the owners of property along the 
line of N. and S. Pulaski road consenting to and re- 
questing a change in the name of N. and S. Pulaski 
road to "N. and S. Crawford avenue", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Request for Approval of a Plat of Dedication of Cer- 
tain Property for Highway Purposes (McCormick 
Road). 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
George A. Quinlan, Superintendent of Highways of 
Cook County, requesting the City Council to approve 
an accompanying plat of dedication for highway pur- 
poses of a portion of the right of way of the North 
Shore Channel of The Sanitary District of Chicago, 
immediately south of W. Devon avenue, as part of 
McCormick road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Contest of the Election of Edwin F. Meyer as Alderman 
of the 45th Ward. 

The City Clerk presented a petition of John Hader- 
lein contesting the election of Edwin F. Meyer as 
Alderman of the 45th Ward, which petition contains a 
statement, verified by affidavit, setting forth the 
grounds on which said election will be contested, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation. 



Request for a Lengthening of the Period of "Daylight 
Saving". 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
the Illinois Air Pilots Association requesting a length- 
ening of the period of "Daylight saving", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation. 



Proposed Extension of Time for Payment of Unpaid 

Installments of Special Assessment Warrant No. 

51866, and Interest Thereon, and Proposed 

Refunding of Outstanding Securities 

Thereunder. 

The City Clerk presented a petition from the Equit- 
able Life Insurance Company of Iowa requesting the 
City Council to authorize an extension of time for the 
payment of unpaid installments of Special Assessment 
Warrant No. 51866, and interest thereon, and further 
to authorize the issuance of refunding securities in 
lieu of securities heretofore issued in anticipation of 
the collection of the various installments of said 
special assessment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Sundry Claims. 

The City Clerk presented claims of Durand-McNeil- 
Horner Company, The Kosto Company and Jane B. 
Smith & Company for refunds of overpayment of 
license fees, and claims of Donald Burns, Florence 
Bakery and Benjamin Sugar for compensation for 
damage to automobiles, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, 
together with the duplicate payrolls submitted there- 
with, ordered placed on file: 

Department of Finance,! 
Chicago, April 17, 1939.} 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of an ordinance passed by the City Council May 9, 
1928, page 2854, Council Proceedings of that date, 



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tho City Comptroller has filed with the City Clerk, 
copies of tlie following pay rolls: 

Labor and Miscellaneous — March 23 to April 
7, 1939 periods; 

Police — April 15, 1939 period; 

Fire — April 15, 1939 period. 

Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



A. J. Keefe, 
Deputy Comptroller. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



In the Matter of the Enforcement of the City's Machine 
Shop License Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was ordered published and placed on file: 



Department of Law 
Chicago, April 13, 1939 



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To the Honorable, the City Council of the City^ of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — On March 1, 1939, we transmitted 
to your honorable body a copy of the opinion of 
the Supreme Court of Illinois filed in the case of 
City of Chicago, Appellee, v. Ingersoll Steel & 
Disc Division of Borg-Warner Corporation, Ap- 
pellant, holding that the City was not empowered 
td enforce its Machine Shop License Ordinance 
against those machine shops which are incidental 
parts of larger factories and which do no work for 
the public. The Court's opinion appears printed on 
pages 8124 to 8126, inclusive, of the Council Jour- 
nal for March 15, 1939. 

You are now informed that the Court has denied 
the City's petition for rehearing, which action gives 
finality to the decision above referred to. 



(Signed) 



Approved: 
(Signed) 



Very truly yours, 

Martin H. Foss, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



Barnet Hodes, 
Corporation Counsel. 



In the Matter of Legislation Affecting the City of 
Chicago Introduced in the 61st General Assembly. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was ordered published and referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary and State Legislation: 

Department of Law,] 
Chicago, April 5, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — ^Pursuant to the practice that we 
have established in the matter, we submit to you 
a list of bills presented at the current session of the 
Sixty-first General Assembly up to and including 
March 23, 1939, which appear to us so directly to 



affect the City of Chicago as to call for attention on 
the part of the City Council or some of the officers 
of the City. Said list is as follows: 

Senate Bills. 

S. B. 7. Preadjudication bill drafted to meet 
the objections of the Supreme Court to the pre- 
adjudication act passed at the last General As- 
sembly. 

S. B. 19. Repeals Skarda Act. 

S. B. 20. Amends Sections 3a and 6 of the 
Act requiring custodians to file and publish state- 
ments of receipts and disbursements thereof. 
Makes the Act applicable to the State at large. 
Requires publication of funds received from the 
county collector as well as those received from 
the county treasurer. 

S. B. 26. Amends Section 8 of the Workmen's 
Compensation Act. Increases the benefits to be 
paid for total incapacity from fifty to sixty-six 
and two-thirds per centum of the weekly earn- 
ings but not to be less than $8.00 (now $7.50) 
nor more than $25.00 (now $15.00) per week. 
Increases benefits for loss of thumb, finger, toe, 
hand, arm, foot, leg, eye, testicle, ear, from fifty 
to sixty-six and two-thirds per centum of the 
weekly wages, for certain weeks. 

S. B. 35. Authorizes and directs Industrial 
Commission to create and maintain a State in- 
surance fund for payments of benefits of Work- 
men's Compensation Act and Workmen's Occu- 
pational Diseases Act. 

S. B. 46. Amends Sections 26, 32, 34, 37, 38, 
39, 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 52 of the Primary 
Act. Provides that the primary ballot shall con- 
sist of the several party tickets, all of which shall 
be securely fastened together at the top and 
folded. Elector voting at primary election de- 
taches ballot he wishes and votes thereon. Strikes 
all provisions relating to declaration of party 
affiliation by elector and provides that primary 
ballot of each party shall be of the same color. 

S. B. 47. Amends Sections 3 and 5 of the 
Absentee Voters' Act to remove requirements for 
party designation to be noted on application or 
ballot. 

S. B. 52. Provides for a lien in favor of every 
person licensed to practice dentistry or medicine 
and surgery and hospitals for services rendered 
a person injured through the negligence and 
wrongful acts of others, upon all claims and 
causes of action accruing in favor of the injured 
person. Such lien is to be for reasonable charges 
and not to exceed one-third of the sum paid to 
or on behalf of said injured person. Such lien 
shall attach to any verdict, judgment or decree 
based on an action for personal injury. 

S. B. 53. Amends Sections 8 and 10y2 of the 
Motor Fuel Tax Act. Provides that funds allot- 
ted and paid over to municipalities may be used 
by such municipalities for the paving, repaving, 
surfacing, resurfacing, altering, opening, widen- 
ing, construction, reconstruction or otherwise im- 
proving any street or thoroughfare in the munici- 
pality. Repeals provision requiring the approval 
of the Department of Public Buildings as to the 
expenditure of such funds for the construction, 
maintenance or repair of streets forming part of 
arterial highways of the State. 



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S. B. 61. Provides that workmen employed 
on any public work shall be paid not less than 
the prevailing rate of wages. Provides that the 
public body awarding the contract shall deter- 
mine the prevailing rate and shall have such 
rate inserted in the contract. Provides for pen- 
alties if the contractor or sub-contractor pays less 
than the prevailing rate for work on public proj- 
ects. Also provides for keeping of records by 
contractor of the names and occupations of work- 
ers employed on public works. Defines "public 
works" and defines "general prevailing rate per 
diem wages." Penalties for violations by any 
public officer, contractor, or sub-contractor of any 
provisions of this Act. 

S. B. 63. Amends the title and adds Section 
5 to an Act to prevent fraudulent and corrupt 
practices in the making or accepting of official 
appointments and contracts by public officers. 
Provides that any public officer or employee of 
this State or of any political subdivision thereof 
who, by virtue of said office or employment, has 
the right to name or appoint any person to render 
service to the State or to any political subdivision 
thereof, and who names or appoints to such serv- 
ice any relative within the fourth degree either 
by consanguinity or affinity (computing by the 
rules of the civil law), shall forfeit his office or 
employment. "Public officer or employee" as 
used in this section shall not be construed to 
include any officer whose removal from office is 
by impeachment under the Constitution of this 
State, nor shall the provisions of this section ap- 
ply to civil service appointments. 

S. B. 71. Imposes a tax upon the privilege of 
using the airports and landing fields of any mu- 
nicipal corporation or political subdivision of the 
State, at the rate of three cents per gallon on 
all gasoline used in producing or generating 
power for propelling aircraft using such airports 
and landing fields in this State. Provides that 
the tax shall be collected in the same manner 
as the tax under the Motor Fuel Tax law is now 
collected. Collections hereunder by the Depart- 
ment of Finance shall be placed in the Aeronau- 
tics Fund. Authorizes the Illinois Aeronautics 
Commission to acquire, own, control, lease, equip 
and improve, operate and regulate landing fiields 
for the use of aircraft as may be deemed neces- 
sary and advisable for use by the officers, depart- 
ments and police officers of this State. Such land- 
ing fields may be established on any land owned 
or leased by the State, provided not more than 
$15,000 shall be expended in any one county for 
such purpose, nor in excess of that which may 
be in the fund hereby created. Gives the Com- 
mission power to condemn private property for 
such use. Makes an appropriation to the Depart- 
ment of Finance to carry out the provisions of 
this Act. 

S. B. 72. Apportions the State into fifty-one 
Senatorial districts and repeals the present Act 
on the subject. 

S. B. 91. Amends Section 9, Article II of the 
"Cities Elections Act." Provides that judges and 
clerks of election shall hold office for the term of 
two years. 

S. B. 92. Amends Sections 32 and 33 of the 
Elections Act. Extends the term of judges and 
clerks from one to two years. 

S. B. 93 to 98. Same as H. B. 151 to 156. A 
series of bills regulating the business of trucking. 



S. B. 99. Amends Sections 162 and 191 of 
the 1872 Revenue Act. Requires persons who 
wish to object to any taxes to pay all of that part 
of his tax bill which he admits to be legal, and 
in no case less than 75% of each tax bill. 

S. B. 108. Reapportions the State into twen- 
ty-seven congressional districts and repeals the 
present Act apportioning the State into such dis- 
tricts. 

S. B. 109. Provides that restaurants must ob- 
tain licenses from State Department of Health. 
Defines "food" and "restaurant." Licenses must 
be obtained within 30 days after effective date 
of this Act. Act not to apply to private boarding 
houses or organizations or charitable institutions 
engaged only in occasional sales of food. Annual 
license fees to be $10 for restaurants located in 
cities and villages of over 500,000 inhabitants and 
$5.00 for those located in other cities and villages. 
Penalty. Appropriation of $50,000. 

S. B. 110. Amends Section 1 of Article IV of 
the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Authorizes cities, vil- 
lages, incorporated towns and counties by ordi- 
nance to prohibit any woman, other than a li- 
censee or the wife of a licensee, from drawing, 
pouring or mixing any alcoholic liquor as an em- 
ployee of any retail licenser; and to prohibit any 
minor from any time attending any bar and from 
drawing, pouring or mixing any alcoholic liquor 
in any licensed retail premises. 

S. B. 127. Repeals Section 3 of an Act in re- 
lation to the collection of taxes and special as- 
sessments approved May 2, 1873, permitting a 
city, village or incorporated town to purchase 
property at sale of special assessments. 

S. B. 128. Amends Sections 201, 202, 204, 206, 
207, 211, 215, 216, 217, and 219 of Revenue Act of 
1872, adds Section 230a thereto and repeals Sec- 
tions 203, 227, 227a, 228, 229, 230 and 232 thereof. 
Provides that counties, through their collectors, 
shall, at annual tax sales, bid in all real estate 
offered for sale because of forfeited and delin- 
quent taxes and special assessments, if no bids 
are received from others for such property and 
if bids received from others are less than the 
total amount of the forfeited and delinquent taxes 
and special assessments, interest, penalties and 
costs. No money to be paid by the counties for 
any such purpose but all taxing authorities inter- 
ested in the taxes and special assessments of any 
such real estate, shall be charged with the full 
amounts of their interests therein. Repeals all 
provisions as to property forfeited to the State 
and all provisions relating to the right of munici- 
palities to withdraw real estate from tax sales on 
account of delinquent special assessments. Pro- 
vides that no certificates of purchase need be is- 
sued by county collectors to counties which bid 
in any such real estate at tax sales. Provides 
that counties bidding in any such real estate 
shall notify interested persons before the expira- 
tion of the two-year redemption period and that 
if any such real estate is not redeemed after such 
notice and the expiration of the redemption pe- 
riods, it shall be sold at public auction to the 
highest bidder for cash in hand, the proceeds to 
be distributed ratably to the various taxing bodies 
entitled thereto. If there are no bidders for such 
property at such public sales, the sales may be 
continued from time to time, until the real estate 
is sold. If it becomes necessary because of lack 
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may rent such real estate, pay insurance prem- 
iums and make necessary repairs and when such 
real estate is sold, all moneys received as rent, 
shall, after deducting such sums as have been 
paid for insurance and repairs, be apportioned 
along with the proceeds of the sale, to the taxing 
authorities entitled thereto. 

S. B. 130. Requires the State to reimburse 
each county, city, township or incorporated town 
to the extent of one-half the sums contributed 
by each such governmental unit to the relief and 
support of the poor and indigent persons lawfully 
resident therein. Provides that the clerk of such 
governmental unit which desires to be reim- 
bursed for funds so expended shall file with the 
Auditor of Public Accounts prior to the 15th day 
of any calendar month an itemized statement of 
the money so disbursed by such unit during the 
preceding calendar month. The Auditor of Pub- 
lic Accounts, if satisfied with its accuracy, shall 
draw his warrant in favor of such governmental 
unit for one-half the amount so certified. 

Repeals an Act to provide for the relief of 
needy persons. Of the moneys remaining in the 
Emergency Relief Fund on July 1, 1939, a suffi- 
cient amount shall be used by the Auditor for 
the payment of any obligations incurred by the 
Illinois Emergency Relief Commission prior to 
said date, the balance to be paid into the Revenue 
Fund. Directs the Secretary of State to take 
possession of all property of the Relief Commis- 
sion and to distribute same to such State depart- 
ments or agencies as may request and have need 
for the same, except records, data, or information 
pertaining to relief which shall be kept on file 
by the Secretary for the use of or inspection by 
any governmental unit. 

S. B. 132. Amends Section 2a of Article VII 
and Section 1 of Article VIII of the Cities and 
Villages Act. Repeals the tax limitation of three 
mills on the dollar that may be levied for relief 
of the poor by cities having a population of over 
500,000 inhabitants. Authorizes such cities prior 
to the first day of September, 1939, to pass addi- 
tional supplementary or amendatory appropria- 
tion ordinances for poor relief purposes. Requires 
moneys received from taxes levied for poor re- 
lief purposes in such cities to be paid into a spe- 
cial fund and only to be used for the purpose for 
which levied. 

S. B. 138. Amends Section 1 of Article IV of 
the Alcoholic Liquor Act and repeals Section 21 
of Article VI thereof. Repeals the authorization 
to determine the kind and classification of licenses 
to be issued by any city, village, incorporated 
town or county and requires that all licenses is- 
sued by them for the sale at retail of alcoholic 
liquors to be of one uniform class and to provide 
for the payment of a uniform fee. 

S. B. 139. Amends Section 18 of an Act creat- 
ing a Rivers and Lakes Commission for the State 
of Illinois. Repeals provision requiring convey- 
ance of fee simple to the State by any person of 
an amount of land with riparian rights, equal in 
area to the amount of water obstructed by any 
purpresture erected therein by any such person. 
Emergency. (Our bill.) 

S. B. 141. One of several bills licensing chain 
stores, S. B. 152, H. B. 271, 280, 458 are similar 
bills. 



S. B. 145. Prohibits officers in charge of any 
institution, maintained by the State or any politi- 
cal subdivision thereof or municipality therein, 
who arc authorized or required to purchase com- 
modities for use of any such institution from 
purchasing such commodities from vendors in 
any other state whose preference laws prohibit 
the purchase by public institutions of such other 
states of commodities grown or produced in Illi- 
nois. 

S. B. 147. Provides for the nomination of can- 
didates by political parties for all State, con- 
gressional, senatorial, judicial, and county offi- 
cers and clerks of appellate courts by convention; 
and providing for the election of precinct dele- 
gates to the county convention; delegates to all 
other conventions to be chosen by the county 
convention. Repeals the general and the legisla- 
tive and judicial primary Acts. 

S. B. 153. Limits the nature of expenditures 
for political purposes. Prohibits making dis- 
bursements where there are not adequate funds 
and the acceptance of any contribution during the 
five days preceding an election or primary or on 
the day thereof. Forbids making contributions 
under false names, soliciting from candidates, 
contributions by candidates, corporations, and 
public employees, and soliciting from corpora- 
tions and public employees. No candidate may 
expend in connection with any election or pri- 
mary an amount exceeding five cents, and for 
election not exceeding three cents, for each vote 
cast at the last preceding election for the office 
for which he is a candidate. In elections for Fed- 
eral offices, the limits in the Federal Corrupt 
Practice Law govern. Forbids coercion of em- 
ployee by employers. Penalizes violation of Act 
by forfeiture of office and other penalties. Re- 
peals the 1917 Act relating to publication of elec- 
tion literature and the 1917 Act relating to prom- 
ises or pledges by candidates. 

S. B. 165. Amends Section 72 of the Local 
Improvements Act. Repeals the provision au- 
thorizing the withdrawal by a city, village or 
town of delinquent special assessments from col- 
lection at any sale thereof in case of default of 
bidders. 

S. B. 170. Provides for the nomination of 
candidates by political parties for all State, Con- 
gressional, Senatorial, judicial and county officers 
and clerks of appellate courts, by convention; 
and providing for the election of precinct dele- 
gates to the county convention; delegates to all 
other conventions to be chosen by the county 
convention. Repeals the general and the legisla- 
tive and judicial primary Acts. 

S. B. 182. Amends Sections 201, 202, 203, 206, 
207, 211, 215, 217, 219, 224 and 229 of the Reve- 
nue Act of 1872, adds Section 230a thereto and 
repeals Sections 227 and 230 thereof. Provides 
that counties through their collectors, shall, at 
annual tax sales, bid in all real estate offered for 
sale because of forfeited and delinquent taxes 
and special assessments, which has been forfeited 
to the State for a period of two years, if no bids 
are received from others for such property and 
if bids received from others are less than the 
total amount of the forfeited and delinquent 
taxes and special assessments, interest, penalties 
and costs. No money to be paid by the counties 
for any property so purchased. Repeals all pro- 
visions relating to the right of municipalities to 



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withdraw real estate from tax sales on account 
of delinquent special assessments. Provides that 
no certificates of purchase need be issued by 
county collectors to counties which bid in any 
such real estate at tax sales. Provides that coun- 
ties bidding in any such real estate shall notify 
interested persons before the expiration of the 
two-year redemption period and that if any such 
real estate is not redeemed after such notice and 
the expiration of the redemption period, it shall 
be sold at public auction to the highest bidder 
for cash in hand, the proceeds to be distributed 
ratably to the various taxing bodies entitled 
thereto. If there are no bidders for such prop- 
erty at such public sales, the sales may be con- 
tinued from time to time, until the real estate 
is sold. If it becomes necessary because of lack 
of bidders and to prevent waste, the county board 
may rent such real estate, pay insurance pre- 
miums and make necessary repairs and when 
such real estate is sold, all moneys received as 
rent, shall, after deducting such sums as have 
been paid for insurance and repairs, be appor- 
tioned along with the proceeds of the sale, to the 
taxing authorities entitled thereto. Provides that 
any person purchasing property at any such pub- 
lic auction sale shall be given a deed therefor 
by the county clerk. Prescribes form for deed. 
Provides that if any tax deed pursuant to a tax 
sale held after July 1, 1939, is set aside by a 
court, the claimant must pay the amount for 
which the real estate was sold at the tax sale, 
the penalties for two years after such sale, plus 
interest at 6 per centum per annum, besides 
other costs including court costs. If a holder of 
a tax deed is denied relief in any proceeding 
involving title to the real estate described in the 
tax deed, the court shall order defendants to re- 
imburse the tax deed holder and if defendants 
do not reimburse such deed holder within 90 
days, the court shall direct the sheriff or any 
master in chancery to sell the real estate to sat- 
isfy the lien for such reimbursement. 

S. B. 183. Board of Education Peg Levy Bill, 
a law. 

S. B. 184. Authorizes the Governor, the 
State Treasurer and the Auditor of Public Ac- 
counts to issue and sell notes drawn against and 
in anticipation of the State's share of the motor 
fuel tax funds received or collectible by the State 
prior to July 1, 1959, in an amount not to exceed 
$80,000,000. One-half of the proceeds from the 
sale of such notes to be used for construction, 
improvement and reconstruction of secondary 
roads as authorized by Section lib of the State 
Highway Act, and the other one-half to be used 
to pay four-tenths of the cost of constructing 
safety trunk highways within any county, city, 
village or incorporated- town of 500,000 or more 
inhabitants. Authorizes the above named offi- 
cers to issue additional notes drawn against and 
in anticipation of any county's or municipality's 
share of the motor fuel tax fund prior to July 1, 
1959, in an amount not to exceed in the aggre- 
gate 50% of the total anticipated allotment of 
such funds to such county or municipality from 
the date of issue until July 1, 1959, such total 
anticipated allotment to be based on the share 
of funds available by law to such county or 
municipality for construction of State highways 
or State aid roads during the calendar year im- 
mediately preceding the date of issue. No an- 
ticipation notes to be issued against any county's 
or municipality's share unless such county or 



municipality passes a resolution or ordinance ap- 
proved by the Department of Public Works and 
Buildings, providing for the opening, widening, 
extending, improving, constructing or recon- 
structing of roads, streets, or thoroughfares or 
for engineering costs in connection therewith in 
accordance with the motor fuel tax law. Fixes 
details of the issue and authorizes the State 
Treasurer to purchase any such notes with any 
surplus funds in the State treasury not needed 
for current expenses due or about to become 
due. 

S. B. 185. Appropriates $40,000,000 from the 
Special Highway Fund in the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings for the construction 
of safety trunk motor highways in counties, 
cities and villages and incorporated towns of 
500,000 or more inhabitants. 



S. B. 186, 187, 1{ 
185. 



Companion bills to 184, 



S. B. 191. Amends Section 28 of the General 
Primary Act. Requires nominating petitions for 
a candidate for ward committeeman to be signed 
by not less than 10 (now 5) nor more than 16 
(now 8) per cent of the primary electors of his 
party in his ward. 

S. B. 208. Amends Section 1 of an Act to 
provide for annexing and excluding territory to 
and from cities, towns and villages and to unite 
cities, towns and villages, April 10, 1872. Pro- 
vides that no petitioner shall have the right to 
withdraw from a petition for annexation except 
by consent of a majority of the other petitioners 
thereon, or where it shall be shown to the satis- 
faction of the court that the signature of the 
petitioner was obtained by fraud or misrepre- 
sentation. 

S. B. 224. Amends Section 2 of the Retailers 
Occupation Tax Act. Exempts from the provi- 
sions of the Act persons engaged in the sale at 
retail of tangible personal property for use or 
consumption in cities, villages and incorporated 
towns of 500,000 or more inhabitants, upon whom 
a tax is imposed by such municipalities with re- 
spect to the privilege of engaging in such busi- 
ness. (Companion bill to S. B. 225.) 

S. B. 225. Authorizes and direct cities, vil- 
lages and incorporated towns of 500,000 or more 
inhabitants to tax persons engaged in the busi- 
ness of selling tangible personal property to 
purchasers for use or consumption. Such tax to 
be paid at the rate of 3% of the gross receipts 
from sales at retail in this State of tangible per- 
sonal property, made in the course of such busi- 
ness. Provides for the filing of returns monthly 
and payment of the tax. Provides penalties for 
failure to make the returns in the time required 
by this Act. Requires all persons subject to this 
Act to keep books and records of all taxable sales. 
Provides for hearings before the clerk of the 
municipality and sets out details relating thereto. 
Provides for appeals from the orders of the clerk. 
Provides that two-thirds of the moneys re- 
ceived by any such municipality shall be used 
only for the relief and support of poor and indi- 
gent persons resident therein, such relief and 
support to be in the form of employment on 
public work projects or by payment of cash as- 
sistance based on need; the other one-third to 
be paid to the State Treasurer and by him paid 
into the General Revenue Fund in the State 
treasury. Penalties. 



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S. B. 232. Amends Sections 47 and 55 of the 
Firemen's Pension Fund Act in cities exceeding 
500,000 inhabitants. Provides that whenever the 
amount in the ordinary disability fund at the end 
of any calendar year has been sufficient to pro- 
vide for all valid claims for ordinary and dis- 
ability benefits due for such year, salary deduc- 
tions for such year shall forthwith become and 
be the property of the respective firemen con- 
cerned, and any fireman fi'om whoso salary such 
deductions have been made for such year shall 
have the right to direct the retirement board to 
transfer his individual deductions so made to the 
Gift Fund to be used as such firemen shall in 
writing specify or otherwise direct as to what 
disposition shall be made of his individual salary 
deductions. Provides that whenever any gift of 
moneys or other property is made to the Gift 
Fund to be used for the specific benefit of any 
class or beneficiaries of this State, such moneys 
or other property shall be used by the retirement 
board for only such specified purposes. 

S. B. 253. Relates to sale of ad valorem tax 
bonds by political subdivisions or municipal cor- 
porations. Prohibits issuance of ad valorem tax 
bonds over $10,000 unless bonds offered at pub- 
lic sale after advertisement. Permits private sale 
after 30 days if no bids received at public sale. 



H. B. 8. 
Tax Act. 



House Bills. 
Repeals the Retailers Occupation 



H. B. 11. Requires that preference in the con- 
struction of public work projects and improve- 
ments be given to citizens of the United States 
who have resided in Illinois for one year. Makes 
it the duty of every person in charge of such con- 
struction, either by law or contract, to employ 
Illinois laborers on such projects and every con- 
tract let by any such person shall contain the 
provision requiring that such labor be used. Per- 
mits every contractor to place on such work not 
to exceed three of his regularly employed non- 
resident executive and technical experts. Au- 
thorizes employment of non-resident laborers 
when Illinois laborers are not available. Penalty. 

H. B. 20. Regulates and licenses manufactur- 
ers, distributors, wholesalers, and their repre- 
sentatives, dealers and salesmen of motor ve- 
hicles and sales finance companies after January 
1, 1940. Secretary of State to administer Act. 
Motor vehicle dealers pay following annual fees 
based on the annual gross total sales of new, 
used, or new and used motor vehicles: Not to 
exceed 100 motor vehicles annually, $5.00; 100 
to 200, $10.00; 200 to 300, $15.00; 300 to 400, 
$20.00; 400 to 500, $25.00; 500 to 600, $30.00; 
600 to 750, $35.00; over 750, $40.00; plus one 
dollar for a supplemental license for each used 
car lot immediately adjacent to the office or to 
a branch; for motor vehicle salesmen, $2.00; 
manufacturers, $25.00; factory branches, $25.00; 
for distributors or wholesalers, including their 
branches, the same as dealers; for a factory rep- 
resentative or distributor branch representative, 
$2.00. Factory branches selling motor vehicles 
at retail must also obtain a dealer's license. For 
sales finance companies, on the basis of the gross 
volume of purchases of retail sales contracts or 
motor vehicles for each twelve month period as 
follows: Gross volume of $25,000 or less, $25.00; 
over $25,000 to $100,000, $50.00; on each $100,- 
000 or part thereof over $100,000 and up to 



$500,000, an additional $15.00; $500,000 up to 
$1,000,000, an additional $10.00 on each $100,000 
or part thereof; on each $100,000 or part thereof 
over $1,000,000, an additional $5.00. Provides 
for denial, suspension or revocation of licenses. 
Sets out in detail offenses for which licenses may 
be suspended or revoked. Created "Motor Ve- 
hicle Dealers, Salesmen and Sales Finance Com- 
pany's Fund," and provides that the cost of ad- 
ministering this Act shall be paid out of said 
fund. Penalty. 

H. B. 27, 39, 40. General increase in bene- 
fits in Workmen's Compensation Act. 

H. B. 56. Imposes a tax upon persons en- 
gaged in the business of manufacturing in this 
State at the rate of 2 per cent of the gross re- 
ceipts from sales in this State in the course of 
such business from and after July 1, 1939. Re- 
quires manufacturers to make returns and to pay 
the tax monthly to the Department of Finance 
which administers the Act and provides that the 
moneys received shall be paid into the General 
Revenue Fund in the State treasury. Authorizes 
the department to conduct hearings and investi- 
gations to determine the correctness of returns 
and to compel the attendance of witnesses and 
produce all evidence. Provides that the informa- 
tion received by the department shall be confi- 
dential except for official purposes. Repeals re- 
tailers occupation tax act. Penalties. 

H. B. 58. Provides that no political subdivi- 
sion or municipal corporation of this State shall 
sell its general obligation bonds unless ten days' 
prior notice of such sale is given in one publi- 
cation of a newspaper having a general circula- 
tion therein, which newspaper is devoted in part 
to advertisements and news of bond and stock 
finances. Such notice to state the time and place 
where bids will be received together with all 
other details relating to the issuance of such 
bonds. All bids may be rejected, but in such 
case, readvertisement in the same manner shall 
be had prior to any sale, unless such bonds are 
sold at private sale for not less than the highest 
bid received. If no bids are received, the bonds 
may be sold without further advertisement at 
private sale at not less than 95 per cent of the 
par value thereof and accrued interest to date of 
delivery, except as to refunding bonds which 
shall not be sold for less than par and accrued 
interest. 

H. B. 63. Authorizes and directs Industrial 
Commission to create and maintain a State in- 
surance fund for payments of benefits of Work- 
men's Compensation Act and Workmen's Occu- 
pational Diseases Act. Commission to classify 
occupations covered by said Acts and fix rates 
of premiums of the risks of same, such rates to 
be as low as possible; to keep accounts of money 
paid in premiums of the several classes of occu- 
pations or industries and losses on account of in- 
juries or death. Ten per cent of money paid into 
such fund to be set aside as surplus until sum 
amounts to $300,000 after which only five per 
cent shall be credited to such fund. Revision of 
rates to be made in July, 1940 and annually 
thereafter. Upon complaint by any employer 
that payments have been improperly or fraudu- 
lently made. Attorney General shall appear on 
behalf of such fund. Commission to make an- 
nual report to Governor in January, showing re- 
ceipts and disbursements. Audit to be made of 
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nated by Governor. All premiums to be paid by 
employers into said fund, on or before July 1, 
1939 and semi-annually thereafter. Industrial 
Commission, Governor and State Treasurer to 
constitute a board of deposits to select two classes 
of depositories, one to be known as active and 
other as inactive, such depositories to be awarded 
after competitive bidding as prescribed. No bank 
or trust company to have on deposit, at any one 
time, more than its paid-in capital stock or more 
than $300,000, as an inactive deposit. State 
Treasurer shall require security for deposits from 
banks or trust companies. Industrial Commis- 
sion, Governor and Treasurer to have power to 
invest any surplus in said fund in bonds of 
United States or State of Illinois, or of any 
county, city, village or school district of this 
State. Employees covered by provisions of Work- 
men's Compensation Act or Workmen's Occupa- 
tional Diseases Act shall be paid benefits 
awarded by Industrial Commission out of such 
fund. If any employer shall default in any pay- 
ment to the fund, same may be collected by civil 
action in name of the State. Act to take effect 
July 1, 1939, provided application of Act as be- 
tween employers and employees or their depend- 
ents, shall take effect January 1, 1940. Payments 
may be made into said fund prior to January 1, 
1940. Prohibits all persons, firms, corporations 
or associations from writing workmen's compen- 
sation insurance. Penalty. 

H. B. 72. Amends Sections 49 and 51 of the 
Public Utility Act. Authorizes the Commerce 
Commission to require metal materials to be used 
in the construction of mobile apparatus of any 
street railroads. Prohibits use of such as does 
not comply. Allows six months for replacements. 
Emergency. 

H. B. 76. Amends Section 10 1/2 of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Law. Provides that moneys allotted 
to municipalities may be used for the construc- 
tion or maintenance, or both, on arterial streets 
or thoroughfares on which such construction is 
authorized by law, of automatic control signals 
exhibiting the words "Stop" and "Go," or lights 
indicating such traffic signals. 

H. B. 89. Provides that workmen employed 
on any public works shall be paid not less than 
the prevailing rate of wages. Provides that the 
public body awarding the contract shall deter- 
mine the prevailing rate and shall have such rate 
inserted in the contract. Provides for penalties 
if the contractor or sub-contractor pays less than 
the prevailing rate for work on public projects. 
Also provides for keeping of records by contrac- 
tor of the names and occupations of workers em- 
ployed on public works. Defines "public works" 
and defines "general prevailing rate of per diem 
wages." Penalties for violations by any public 
officer, contractor, or sub-contractor of any pro- 
visions of this Act. 

H. B. 95. Amends Section 29 of the 1898 
Revenue Act. Requires a full and complete list 
of assessments by township or assessment dis- 
tricts to be published on or before July 10 of 
each year in some public newspaper or newspa- 
pers printed and published in the township, or 
assessment district in which the property is lo- 
cated, and if there is no such newspaper within 
such township or assessment district, then in such 
newspaper or newspapers, printed and published 
in the next nearest township or assessment dis- 
trict, within the county, and having a general 



circulation in the township or assessment district 
in which the property is located. Emergency. 

H. B. 96. Amends Section 1 of Article V and 
Sections 3 and 5 of Article VI of the Alcoholic 
Liquor Act. Provides that any person who has 
been licensed as a manufacturer, importing dis- 
tributor or distributor may receive one retail- 
er's license for the premises in which he actually 
conducts such business, but no such person shall 
be entitled to more than one retailer's license in 
any event, provided that the retailer's license 
issued to any manufacturer shall only permit the 
sale of beer on the premises of such manu- 
facturer. 

H. B. 100. Imposes a tax upon gas compa- 
nies of five cents per thousand cubic feet of nat- 
ural gas sold in this State; companies to file re- 
turn monthly with Department of Finance. De- 
partment given power to enforce the Act, exam- 
ine books and records, conduct hearings, issue 
subpoenas, etc., and make rules and regulations 
to administer the Act. Funds derived from the 
collection of this tax to be appropriated for emer- 
gency relief. Penalties. Makes an appropriation 
to administer the Act. 

H. B. 110. Provides for licensing and regula- 
tion of private hospitals, nursing homes, resting 
homes and sanitariums. Defines "private hospi- 
tal." Requires persons operating private hospi- 
tals on and after July 15, 1939, to procure a li- 
cense from Department of Registration and Edu- 
cation. Annual license fee to be $25.00. Pre- 
scribes qualifications of licensees. Department 
of Registration and Education to make rules for 
maintenance, operation, conduct, visitation, and 
inspection of such hospitals. Prescribes grounds 
for revocation of licenses and hearings thereon. 
Provides for appeals from rulings of the Depart- 
ment to courts. Act not to apply to hospitals 
organized under provisions of Non-profit Hospi- 
tal Service Corporation Act and Maternity Hos- 
pitals Act or to any operated by the State, any 
county, any municipality or any political sub- 
division of the State. Penalty. 

H. B. 117. Amends Sections 177 and 227 and 
adds Section 227b to the 1872 Revenue Act. Pro- 
vides that any person having an interest in any 
tract or tracts or a lot or lots that was or were 
forfeited to the State because of delinquency 
in general taxes for the years 1929, 1930, 1931, 
1932, or 1933, or one or more of said years, and 
desiring to redeem the same, may, during the 
period between July 1, 1939, and March 1, 1940, 
apply to the county clerk, who shall issue his 
order to the county collector, directing him to 
receive from said person only the principal of 
all such general taxes and all costs due thereon, 
but exclusive of penalties and forfeiture fees, in 
full payment for the redemption of such tract or 
tracts or lot or lots so forfeited to the State. These 
provisions shall not apply unless all the taxes 
upon any such property for the year 1928 shall 
have been paid in full and after August 1, 1939, 
five per cent of such delinquent taxes shall be 
added thereto. 

H. B. 121. Relates to sale of ad valorem tax 
bonds by political subdivisions or municipal cor- 
porations. Prohibits issuance of ad valorem tax 
bonds over $10,000 unless bonds offered at pub- 
lic sale after advertisement. Permits private sale 
after 30 days if no bids received at public sale. 
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H. B. 130. Same as S. B. 71. 

H. R. 139. Appropriates $100,000 to the Ad- 
jutant GciKMal for the construction of an addi- 
tion to the Eighth Infantry Armory in Chicago 
and for such repair work as is needed to be done 
at the said Armory. 

H. B. 160. Provides that whenever the State 
of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof or 
any municipal corporation therein or any agency 
or instrumentality of any of said public bodies 
is authorized or required to purchase gravel for 
use in performing its official duties, it shall pur- 
chase gravel mined in the State of Illinois if the 
cost thereof, including transportation charges, is 
not more than ten per cent greater than the cost 
of gravel mined outside of Illinois. Makes con- 
tracts in violation of this act void. Penalty. 

H. B. 163. Amends Section 23 of Article V 
of Cities and Villages act. Makes it discretion- 
ary instead of mandatory for the city council or 
board of trustees to change the name of any 
street, avenue, alley or other public place when 
petitioned by at least 60 per cent of the owners 
of the property abutting thereon. 

H. B. 167. Amends Section 5 of the School 
Law. Provides that in counties having a popu- 
lation of more than 500,000 inhabitants and 
where a board of education has been established 
by any city as provided by Section 128 of said 
Act, only those qualified voters not residing 
within the city or cities where said board of edu- 
cation has been established shall be qualified to 
vote for the county superintendent of schools. 

H. B. 177. Amends Sections 39 and 41 of the 
Food Act and adds Section 9 Vz thereto. Provides 
that no food article which is required to be la- 
beled shall be sold in this State unless there ap- 
pears on the label thereof the name and address 
(city, village or town), of the manufacturer, 
wholesaler, importer or distributor and unless 
the name and address shown on the label to- 
gether with the street address is registered with 
the Department of Agriculture, provided, that 
fresh, perishable farm products shall be excluded 
from these requirements. Fixes registration fee 
of $1.00 for every five year period beginning 
January 15, 1939. Penalties. 

H. B. 194. Prohibits ofificers in charge of any 
institutions, maintained by the State or any 
political subdivision thereof or municipality 
therein, who are authorized or required to pur- 
chase commodities for use of any such institution, 
from purchasing such commodities from vendors 
in any other state whose preference laws pro- 
hibit the purchase by public institutions of such 
other states of commodities grown or produced 
in Illinois. 

H. B. 197. Adds Section 64 to Article V of 
Cities and Villages Act. Authorizes cities and 
villages to contract with townships within which 
or partly within which cities and villages are 
located or with adjacent townships for the fur- 
nishing of fire protection service for property in 
such townships outside the limits of any city or 
village. 

H. B. 199. Amends Section 21 of the Food 
and Dairy Products Act. Requires the Depart- 
ment of Agriculture from time to time to visit 
all places where milk or cream is purchased 
from producers on a butter fat basis and to take 



samples of the producers' milk for analysis to 
determine the butter fat content thereof. Makes 
it unlawful for any producer of milk or cream 
to sell any milk or cream unless the container in 
which it is sold is plainly labeled showing the 
amount of butter fat contained in the milk or 
cream therein. 

H. B. 204. Amends Section 1.12 of the Limita- 
tion of Indebtedness Act. Provides that such 
limitation is not to apply to any city, village or 
incorporated town for the purpose of construct- 
ing, altering, improving or repairing bridges. 

H. B. 212. Amends Section 2 of an Act relat- 
ing to notices. Provides that notices required to 
be published shall be published in a newspaper 
published in the township or road district as the 
case may be where the event or events took 
place out of which the cause of action arose, or 
if there is no newspaper published in that town- 
ship, then it shall be published in a newspaper 
printed and published in the county having a 
general circulation in the township or road dis- 
trict. 

H. B. 216. Amends Section 12 of the Primary- 
Election Law. Requires publication of sample 
ballots of each political party entitled to partici- 
pate in the primary. 

H. B. 217. Amends Section 46 of the General 
Election Law. Provides that notices of election 
shall be published along with sample ballots of 
the election in a newspaper of general circula- 
tion published in each road district or township, 
and if there be no newspaper published therein, 
then in one or more newspapers in the county 
having a general circulation in said road district 
or township. 

H. B. 218. Amends Sections 3a and 6 of the 
Act requiring custodians to file and publish 
statements of receipts and disbursements there- 
of. Makes the Act applicable to the State at 
large. Requires publication of funds received 
from the county collector as well as those re- 
ceived from the county treasurer. 

H. B. 225 to 229 inclusive. City Manager bills. 

H. B. 236. Adds Section 227b to the 1872 
Revenue Act. Provides that any person having 
an interest in any tract or tracts or lot or lots 
that was or were forfeited to the State because 
of delinquency in general taxes for the years 
1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, or 1936, 
or one or more of said years, and desiring to re- 
deem the same, may, during the period between 
July 1, 1939, and March 1, 1940, apply to the 
County Clerk, who shall issue his order to the 
county collector, directing him to receive from 
said person only the principal of all such gen- 
eral taxes and all costs due thereon, but exclus- 
ive of penalties and forfeiture fees, in full pay- 
ment for the redemption of such tract or tracts 
or lot or lots so forfeited to the State. These 
provisions shall not apply unless all the taxes 
upon any such property for the year 1928 shall 
have been paid in full and after August 1, 1939, 
five per cent of such delinquent taxes shall be 
added thereto. 

H. B. 262. Amends Section 1 of Article IV 
of the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Authorizes cities, 
villages, incorporated towns and counties by or- 
dinance to prohibit any woman, other than a 
licensee or the wife of a licensee, from drawing, 
pouring or mixing any alcoholic liquor as an 
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any minor from any time attending any bar and 
from drawing, pouring or mixing any alcoholic 
liquor in any licensed retail premises. 

H. B. 266. Amends Section 16 of the pauper 
Act. Reduces from one year to 30 days the time 
during which a person has resided within any 
city, village, town or county before such munici- 
pality shall become responsible for furnishing 
relief to such person. 

H. B. 272. Same subject matter as H. B. 266. 

H. B. 285. Amends Sections 15, 16, 38, 43 
and 45 of an Act providing for a policemen's 
annuity and benefit fund in cities having a popu- 
lation exceeding 200,000 inhabitants and adds 
Section 171/2 thereto. Provides that annuity pay- 
ments be of monthly payments and shall be 
payable to the date of death. Increases the de- 
duction to be made from each payment of sal- 
aries of policemen for purposes of the Act from 
3%% to 4% and the amount the city is to con- 
tribute from 31/2% of such salary to 2 3/7 times 
the amount of deduction made from the salary 
of policemen. Permits participants in the fund 
who have not served 20 years upon attaining 57 
years of age to continue to pay into such fund 
until such time as they would have completed 
twenty years of service, in order to receive an- 
nuity payments on the basis of twenty years of 
service. Denies pension payments to a widow of 
a policeman under certain described conditions. 

H. B. 289. Prohibits sale of liquor in drug 
stores. 

H. B. 301. Prohibits issuance of liquor license 
to any person engaged in business of retail 
grocer. 

H. B. 308. Requires persons engaged in the 
business of an automobile dismantler to obtain 
a license from a State Board of Automobile Dis- 
mantlers. Applications for said licenses are to be 
made on forms prescribed by the Board and ac- 
companied by a fee of $100 and a bond in the 
sum of $2,500 conditioned that the applicant and 
licensee will comply with the provisions of this 
Act. Licenses shall expire on December 31st of 
each year and shall be renewed annually before 
the first day of January of each year, upon the 
payment of a like fee and filing a like bond. 
Creates a State Board of Automobile Dismantlers 
to be appointed by the Governor with the con- 
sent of the Senate for a term of six years for the 
purpose of administering this Act. Requires 
automobile dismantler establishments to enclose 
all premises with a tight board fence, suitably 
painted, at least eight feet high. Regulates the 
location of new establishments and prohibits any 
licensee to buy any used automobile parts except 
from a duly licensed automobile dismantler. 
Authorizes the board to revoke or suspend any 
license for violation hereunder. 

H. B. 309. Provides for licensing of manu- 
facturers and retail sellers of soft drinks. Defines 
"soft drinks," "manufacture" and "retailer." 
Licenses to be issued by Department of Finance. 
Annual fee for soft drink manufacturer's license 
to be $50; for soft drink retailer's license, $2. 
Provides for hearings on revocations and suspen- 
sions of licenses and appeals to the courts there- 
from. Provides that no soft drink manufacturer 
shall use any of the following in the manufacture 
of soft drinks: impure, contaminated or polluted 
water; water from uncovered wells or springs; 



adulterated material; saccharin or coal tar. Soft 
drinks, other than cereal beverages, cider or min- 
eral water, shall have a sugar content of not less 
than 5 per cent by weight. Prohibits false, fraud- 
ulent and misleading statements or advertising 
regarding the contents or quality of any soft 
drinks. Act not to affect powers of cities and vil- 
lages to tax and regulate retailers of soft drinks. 
Penalty. 

H. B. 310 to 314. Complete codification of the 
Revenue laws of the State. 

H. B. 318. Amends Section 94 of Article V of 
the Cities and Villages Act. Provides that in 
awarding contracts for paper, printing, stationery 
and blanks, preference shall be given to a resi- 
dent of Illinois if the amount of his bid is not 
more than 10 per cent greater than the bid of a 
non-resident. 

H. B. 330. Amends Sections 9, 10, and 101/2 
of the Motor Fuel Tax Act. Provides that any 
county with the approval of the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings may use funds ap- 
portioned to it from such tax for the maintenance 
of any State road under its jurisdiction which 
has been constructed by the Department and paid 
for, wholly or in part, by the Federal govern- 
ment. May also be used by municipality for 
maintenance of such roads in such municipality. 

H. B. 336. Amends Section 86a of the Local 
Improvements Act. Provides that any municipal 
corporation which is now, or may hereafter be, 
authorized to make local improvements and pay 
the cost thereof in accordance with the provisions 
of this Act, may extend the time for payment of 
the unpaid portions of any special assessment or 
special tax, or any installment thereof, hereto- 
fore or hereafter levied in conformity to the pro- 
visions of this Act and issue refunding securities 
to anticipate the collection of the several install- 
ments of such special assessment, or special tax, 
as extended. Sets forth the procedure to accom- 
plish such extension and refunding. 

H. B. 342. Amends Section 1 of an Act to pro- 
vide for the punishment of persons violating any 
of the ordinances of the several cities and villages 
in this State. Allows credit of $5.00 instead of 
50 cents per day to persons incarcerated for each 
day of incarceration whether prisoner works or 
not, such credit to be applied to fine and costs. 

H. B. 343. Amends Section 108 of Article V 
of an Act to provide for the incorporation of cities 
and villages. Provides for $5.00 instead of $2.00 
credit to be allowed each incarcerated person 
convicted of the violation of a city ordinance, for 
each day's incarceration, whether prisoner works 
or not. 

H. B. 348. Requires persons operating dry 
cleaning and dyeing establishments wherein non- 
inflammable liquids are used in cleaning proc- 
esses to obtain a permit from the State Fire Mar- 
shal to conduct such business upon the payment 
of a filing and inspection fee of $5. Requires 
persons operating such establishments devoted to 
cleaning hats, caps or similar headgear to obtain 
a permit to do so from the State Fire Marshal 
upon payment of a $3 inspection fee. New plants 
established hereafter are to have the approval 
of the State Fire Marshal on the matter of con- 
struction and equipment. 

H. B. 353. Appropriates $2,500,000 to the 
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the acquisition of a site, preparation of plans, and 
the construction of a suitable office building to 
provide office space for the several divisions and 
units of the State government which now arc or 
may be located in the City of Chicago. 

H. B. 363. Amends Sections 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 of 
Voting Machines Act and repeals Section 4 
thereof. Provides that officers charged with fur- 
nishing election material and supplies for any 
city, village, incorporated town or county may 
purchase voting machines at the expense of the 
city or county and that if they do not purchase 
them, a referendum on the question may be had 
if requested by a petition signed by two per 
cent of the voters. If a majority vote in favor 
of voting machines, one for each 500 voters shall 
be purchased. Specifies requirements of voting 
machines as to design and construction. Pro- 
vides for appointment of machine inspectors in 
addition to judges and clerks. Specifies the loca- 
tion of voting machines in polling places. Pro- 
vides for assistance to physically disabled voters. 
Voting machines to be placed in election districts 
one week before election for instruction of voters. 
Requires the placing of models of voting ma- 
chines in polling places on election days for in- 
struction purposes. Provides for printing of 
facsimile diagrams of ballot labels and their 
distribution before elections. Absent voters to 
vote by such diagrams in lieu of ballots. Provides 
for notification to candidates, county chairmen 
and others before election, that voting machines 
are to be used and for tests of machines in pres- 
ence of candidates and political party represen- 
tatives. Permits watchers at polls, with power 
to examine voting machines. Provides for tab- 
ulation and canvass of votes as recorded on vot- 
ing machines and absentee ballots. Defines "elec- 
tion" as including "primary." Provides that 
voter must not remain in voting booth or com- 
partment longer than four minutes. Permits 
consolidation of contiguous precincts so that one 
voting machine may be used in such consolidated 
election districts. Repeals provision for experi- 
mental use of voting machines at elections before 
their adoption. 

H. B. 367. Amends Section 39 of the Dairy 
Products and Food Act. Provides that the use of 
a coined or distinctive name for selling articles 
listed in this Act does not except such articles 
from the necessity of conforming to the stand- 
ards sets forth in the Act. Requires milk to 
contain not less than 3%% instead of 3% of 
milk fat. Requires that cream contain not less 
than 22% instead of 18% milk fat, and is under- 
stood to include any fresh fluid dairy product 
in which the percentage of butter fat has been 
increased by skimming or separating in any 
manner or by addition and that is not defined 
elsewhere in the Act. 

H. B. 379. Adds Section lOA to an Act author- 
izing cities, villages and incorporated towns to 
acquire, construct, own and to lease or operate 
public utilities. Makes it unlawful for any per- 
son or corporation owning or operating any pub- 
lic utility to pay or promise to pay any money, 
property or other valuable thing or to advertise 
for the purpose of influencing, either directly or 
indirectly, the result of any election provided 
for in this Act. Makes conviction of any viola- 
tion hereunder punishable by a fine of not less 
than $100 nor more than $10,000. 



H. B. 392. Amends Sections 138, 161, 167, 177, 
181, 233, 241, 243 and 244 of an Act for the as- 
sessment of property and for the levy and col- 
lection of taxes. Provides that penalties collected 
on taxes be distributed pro rata to the taxing 
bodies levying the original tax. 

H. B. 398. Adds Section 93a to Article V of the 
Cities and Villages Act. Gives cities and villages 
the power to provide by ordinance for the de- 
struction of weeds at the expense of owners of 
premises on which weeds are growing. 

H. B. 418. Repeals an Act to provide for and 
fix the salaries of firemen in cities, villages and 
incorporated towns. Filed July 5, 1937. 

H. B. 419. Repeals an Act to provide for and 
fix the salaries of policemen in certain cities, 
villages and incorporated towns. Filed July 5, 
1937. 

H. B. 420. Amends Section 84 of the Local Im- 
provements Act and adds Section 87a thereto. 
Provides that by ordinance adopted prior to the 
publication of notice for bids pursuant to which 
a contract for the construction of the improve- 
ment is awarded, the governing body of the mu- 
nicipality may issue and sell bonds to liquidate 
the collection of the aggregate of all the install- 
ments of assessments levied on account of any 
local improvement which are unpaid at the time 
of the delivery of the bonds and use the proceeds 
thereof to pay all the cost of said improvement. 
Such resolution shall fix all details governing 
the issuance and sale of such bonds. Authorizes 
the governing body to order the treasurer prior 
to delivery of these bonds to give a bond with 
proper sureties, conditioned upon the faithful ac- 
counting for the proceeds thereof. Emergency. 

H. B. 426. Amends Sections 2 and 3 of the Re- 
tailers Occupation Tax Act. Increases the tax 
payable hereunder from 3 per cent to 4 per cent 
of the gross receipts from the sales of tangible 
personal property and provides that the proceeds 
of such increase be paid into the Old Age Pen- 
sion Fund in the State treasury. Repeals provi- 
sion reducing the tax to 2 per cent after July 
1, 1939. 

H. B. 428. Repeals Sections 14 and 15 of Ar- 
ticle VI of the Alcoholic Liquor Act relating to 
liability of owner or lessee of premises licensed 
because of sale of liquor causing intoxication. 

H. B. 434. Creates the State Relief Allocation 
Committee consisting of the Governor, State 
Treasurer, Auditor of Public Accounts, Secretary 
of State, and Director of the Department of 
Finance, to provide relief to residents of the State 
who by reason of unemployment and otherwise 
are destitute and are in necessitous circum- 
stances. Provides for an executive secretary to 
be appointed by the committee to serve at $4,000 
per annum. Repeals the Illinois Emergency Re- 
lief Commission Act. 

H. B. 435. Prohibits cities, villages and incor- 
porated towns from expending public funds for 
the purpose of paying for a membership of such 
municipality or any official thereof in any league, 
organizatioh or association of any kind. 

H. B. 437. Amends Section 95 and adds Sec- 
tion 95a to Article V of the Cities and Villages 
Act. Authorizes cities and villages to tax, 
license, regulate and direct the location of all 
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dealers in second-hand or used personal property 
of any description. 

H. B. 448. Amends Section 96 of Article V of 
the Cities and Villages Act. Repeals the author- 
ity to license wagons and other vehicles and the 
use of the proceeds of license fees to provide for 
motor vehicle testing stations and to pay salaries 
of policemen. 

H. B. 449. Same as S. B. 53 heretofore re- 
ported. 

H. B. 459. Imposes a tax on persons engaged 
in the business of selling tangible non-esculent 
personal property at retail in the State at the 
rate of 2 per cent of the gross receipts from such 
sales. Requires monthly returns. Details admin- 
istrative features. Collections to be paid into 
Occupational Tax Fund. Provides penalties for 
violations of the Act. Repeals the present "Re- 
tailer's Occupation Tax Act." 

H. B. 465. Imposes a tax after July 1, 1939, 
on all persons transporting oil in the State of 
Illinois, at the rate of two cents on each gallon 
of such oil sold within this State. Provides for 
a monthly return and correction of same by the 
Department of Finance. Provides penalties for 
mis-statement in the return or failure to make 
return. Provides for the recovery of the tax by 
the department in a civil action. 

H. B. 469. Amends Sections 166 and 167 of 
School Law. Provides that scholarships now 
awarded to recognized four -year high schools 
for instruction in normal schools be awarded 
to recognized four-year public and parochial 
schools. 

H. B. 477. Provides for the regulation, super- 
vision and licensing of travel bureaus and de- 
fines the same to mean the business of planning 
tours and selling or procuring for delivery tickets 
for transportation, food or lodging on such tours, 
but does not mean the agency of transportation 
itself or the duly authorized agent of such agency 
of transportation. Provides for filing applica- 
tions for license and a bond of $5,000 with the 
Department of Registration and Education. The 
Department to approve or refuse to issue, renew 
or revoke licenses. License fee or renewal fee 
to be $50 annually. Provides that whenever any 
person pays or turns over money or property to 
a licensee for the purpose of purchasing or ac- 
quiring or having a licensee purchase or acquire 
any ticket, the licensee shall either deliver said 
ticket or return said money or property within 
the time specified by the party. Provides for suits 
on the bond in case of violations of the Act. 
Allows the Department to investigate the books 
and records and files of licensees. Gives the Di- 
rector of the Department power to administer 
oaths and take testimony for the purpose of dis- 
covering violations of the Act. Penalties. 

H. B. 483. Creates the milk marketing board 
to consist of six members appointed by the Gov- 
enor and Senate, with the Director of Agricul- 
ture ex-officio chairman. Prescribes certain 
qualifications for appointed members and pro- 
vides for $10 per day compensation for the same. 
Authorizes the board to employ such assistants 
as it may require. Establishes its main office in 
Springfield. Requires each appointed member to 
give bond satisfactory to the Governor. After 
August 1, 1939, prohibits milk dealers from buy- 
ing milk from producers unless such dealers are 



licensed to engage in business as such. Pre- 
scribes qualifications for licenses and sets out 
graduated fees based upon the daily average dis- 
tribution of milk. Details powers of the board in 
respect to the regulation of the milk marketing 
industry. Provides for hearings and the issuance 
of subpoenas. Provides for appeals. Appropri- 
ates $ for the purpose of 

administering the Act. Act shall expire June 30, 
1941. Penalties. Same as S. B. 248— S. B. 249— 
250 Companion Bills. 

H. B. 484. Amends Section 60 of the General 
Primary Act. Provides that in the event of a 
vacancy occurring in the office of judge of the 
Municipal Court of Chicago within nine months 
prior to any general or judicial election and such 
vacancy is to be filled by special election, the 
municipal central committees of the respective 
political parties in said city shall nominate a 
candidate or candidates of said respective parties 
to fill such vacancy and no primary election shall 
be held therefor. 

H. B. 490. Provides for the regulation, su- 
pervision and licensing of commission merchants, 
dealers and brokers dealing in perishable agri- 
cultural commodities, by the Department of 
Agriculture. Requires each licensee to file a 
surety bond of $2,000 and pay an annual license 
fee of $10. Provides for appeals to the circuit or 
superior court of the county in which the person 
resides or has his principal place of business. 
Provides for investigations by the department. 
Authorizes the department to issue subpoena to 
examine persons and papers. The department 
is authorized to confer and cooperate with the 
authorities of other states and the United States. 
The department is authorized to make rules and 
regulations. Appropriates $15,000 to the depart- 
ment for the administration of the Act. Penalties. 

H. B. 513. Amends Section 23 of the Ballot 
Act and adds Section 151/2 thereto. Provides that 
political parties at their State conventions may 
endorse and certify propositions for or against 
an amendment to the Constitution or for or 
against the assembling of a constitutional con- 
vention and that the party endorsement shall be 
indicated and printed on the ballot under the 
party appellation or title of such party and at the 
foot of the list of candidates. A cross (X) in the 
party circle shall be considered as a vote for such 
proposition, according to the resolution which 
was adopted at the party State convention, other- 
wise voter may indicate his choice by placing a 
cross (X) at the left of such proposition for or 
against the same. 

H. B. 514. Companion bill to H. B. 513. 

H. B. 522. Repeals Section 11 of an Act to 
provide for the incorporation, management and 
regulation of pawners' societies. Providing for 
the appointment of one director by the Governor 
and mayor of the city in which such corporation 
has its main office. 

H. B. 536. Prohibits the employment of any 
married women in any gainful occupation in this 
state, whose husband has an income of $1,500 or 
more per annum. Penalty. 

H. B. 540. Provides that all bonds hereafter 
issued by the State or any political subdivision 
or municipal corporation thereof, when such 
issue is $50,000, or more, shall be advertised for 
sale either on sealed bids or at public auction. 



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Provides for advertising such sales. Administra- 
tive odicials shall have power to reject any and 
all bids. Excepts from the provisions of the Act 
contracts for the sale of bonds made prior to the 
effective date hereof, and excepts issues of re- 
funding bonds where such bonds are to be issued 
in exchange for bonds refunded thereby. 

H. B. 543. Amends Sections 10 and 55a of 
the Public Utilities Act. Includes within the 
definition of public utilities persons engaged in 
the transportation of persons, (including the 
transportation of persons over fixed routes or on 
fixed schedules either with or without charge 
being made therefor). 



(Signed 



Approved : 



Respectfully submitted, 

Al F. Gorman, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Grant of Permission to the County of Cook to Pave 

Parts of S. Avenue O, S. Brainard Av. and 

S. Saginaw Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Sewers, }- 

Chicago, April 7, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed 
ordinance to grant permission to the County of 
Cook to improve (pave) the part of the State- Aid 
Road Extension in Avenue "O" from City Limits 
in the line of E. 138th street to E. 106th street, 
Brainard avenue from City Limits in the line of 
E. 138th street to Saginaw avenue, and S. Saginaw 
avenue from Brainard avenue to E. 130th street, 
with the recommendation that it be passed. 

The proposed improvements are to be the wid- 
ening of the existing 20-foot pavements to a width 
of 42 feet between curbs, to meet the traffic re- 
quirements. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) O. E. Hewitt, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Recommended by: 

(Signed) Wm. R. Matthews, 

Ass't Engineer in Charge. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonncnschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Portcn, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhcy, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Granting permission to the County of Cook of the 
State of Illinois to pave parts of extensions of 
State-Aid Roads in Chicago. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section I. That, subject to the condition herein- 
after stated, permission is hereby granted to the 
County of Cook of the State of Illinois to improve 
(pave) the parts of extensions of State- Aid Roads 
as follows: 

Avenue O from City Limits in the line of E. 
138th street to E. 106th street; 

Brainard avenue from City Limits in the line 
of E. 138th street to S. Saginaw avenue; 

S. Saginaw avenue from Brainard avenue to 
E. 130th street. 

Section 2. That the permission hereby granted 
is so granted upon the condition that plans for the 
improvements heretofore designated shall be filed 
with and shall meet the approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago; the 
said Commissioner being hereby authorized and 
directed to issue without fees, to the County of 
Cook or to any contractor to whom the work or 
any part hereof shall be awarded, all permits re- 
quired for doing said work. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Grant of Permission to the County of Cook to Pave 

W. Lawrence Av. from N. Ashland Av. to N. 

Clarendon Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works: 

Department of Public Works, 

Bureau of Sewers, 

Chicago, April 7, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed 
ordinance to grant permission to the County of 
Cook to improve (pave) the part of the State- Aid 
Road Extension in W. Lawrence avenue from N. 
Ashland avenue to N. Clarendon avenue, with the 
recommendation that it be passed. 

The proposed improvement is to be 51 feet wide 
between curbs in the section from N. Ashland ave- 
nue to Broadway (carline section) and 42 feet 
wide between curbs in the section east of Broad- 



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way. These widths are suitable ones. The street 
is 66 feet wide. 



(Signed) 



Yours very truly, 

O. E. Hewitt, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



Recommended by: 

(Signed) Wm. R. Matthews, 

Ass't Engineer in Charge. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Granting permission to the County of Cook of the 
State of Illinois to pave W. Lawrence Avenue 
from Ashland Avenue to N. Clarendon Avenue. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That, subject to the condition herein- 
after stated, permission is hereby granted to the 
County of Cook of the State of Illinois to improve 
(pave) that part of the Extension of a State- Aid 
Road in W. Lawrence avenue from N. Ashland ave- 
nue to N. Clarendon avenue. 

Section 2. That the permission hereby granted 
is so granted upon the condition that plans for the 
improvement heretofore designated shall be filed 
with and shall meet the approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago; the 
said Commissioner being hereby authorized and 
directed to issue without fees, to the County of 
Cook or to any contractor to whom the work or 
any part hereof shall be awarded, all permits re- 
quired for doing said work. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Grant of Permission to the County of Cook to Pave 

W. Lawrence Av. from N. Central Av. to N. 

Cicero Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works: 



Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Sewers, }- 

Chicago, April 17, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed 
ordinance to grant permission to the County of 
Cook to improve (pave) the part of the State- Aid 
Road Extension in W. Lawrence avenue from N. 
Central avenue to N. Cicero avenue, with the rec- 
ommendation that it be passed. 

The proposed improvement is to be 51 feet wide 
between curbs in a street of a width of 66 feet. The 
proposed width is a suitable one. 



(Signed) 



Yours very truly, 

O. E. Hewitt, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



Recommended by: 

(Signed) Wm. R. Matthews, 

Ass't Engineer in Charge. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quirk moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Granting permission to the County of Cook of the 
State of Illinois to pave W. Lawrence Avenue 
from N. Central Avenue to N. Cicero Avenue. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That subject to the condition herein- 
after stated, permission is hereby granted to the 
County of Cook of the State of Illinois to improve 
(pave) that part of the Extension of a State-Aid 
Road in W. Lawrence avenue from N. Central ave- 
nue to N. Cicero avenue. 

Section 2. That the permission hereby granted 
is so granted upon the condition that plans for the 
improvement heretofore designated shall be filed 
with and shall meet the approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago; the 
said Commissioner being hereby authorized and 
directed to issue without fees, to the County of 
Cook or to any contractor to whom the work or 
any part hereof shall be awarded, all permits re- 
quired for doing said work. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



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Rescinding of a Grant of Permission to Standard 
Brands, Inc. to Maintain a Wooden Conveyor Box. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Superintendent of Compen- 
sation: 

Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Compensation, |- 

Chicago, April 19, 1939.J 

Repeal Ordinance — Privilege Removed 

To the Honorable, the President, and Members of 
the City Council: 

Gentlemen — Transmitted herewith is an ordi- 
nance repealing an ordinance to the Standard 
Brands, Inc. for maintenance of a wooden conveyor 
box over W. 19th street, west of S. Rockwell street. 
Investigation by this office shows that the priv- 
ilege has been removed. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Henry J. Wieland, 

Superintendent of Compensation. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
lar,en, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council November 28, 1933, and appearing upon 
pages 1155-56 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date, granting permission to the Standard 
Brands, Inc., a corporation, its successors and as- 
signs, to maintain and use as now constructed a 
wooden conveyor box, eighteen (18) inches by 
eighteen (18) inches, over and across W. 19th street 
at a point two hundred seventy-nine (279) feet 
west of the west line of S. Rockwell street be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



PUBLIC VEHICLE LICENSE COMMISSIONER. 



Proposed Relocation of Taxicab Stand No. 32. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Public Vehicle License Commissioner, 
transmitting an ordinance for the relocation of Taxi- 
cab Stand No. 32 located along the east curb of S. 



Federal street south of W. Jackson boulevard, which 
was, together with said ordinance. 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



BOARD OF APPEALS (ZONING). 



In the Matter of Applications for Allowances of Varia- 
tions from the Requirements of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Appeals under date of April 
17, 1939, transmitting resolutions concerning appli- 
cations for allowances of variations from the require- 
ments of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, upon which 
it had held public hearings, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zon- 
ing: 

The following is a summary of said resolutions: 

Denial of Variation Recomm,ended: 

No. 6022 W. Grace street. 

Granting of Variation Recom,mended: 

Nos. 2147-2149 W. Roscoe street. 
No. 6249 S. Kenwood avenue, and 
Nos. 2500-2506 W. Chicago avenue. 



COMMISSIONER OF RELIEF. 



Quarterly Reports for the Period Ended March 31, 

1939. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of Relief, transmitting 
reports in connection with the admnistration of relief 
during January, February, and March, 1939, which 
were ordered 

Placed on file. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Financial Statement. 

The City Clerk presented a financial statement, 
submitted by the Board of Directors of the Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium, for the month of February, 
1939, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Installation of 

a Water Supply Pipe in N. Oleander Av. from 

10 Ft. South of W. Roscoe St. to W. Belmont Av. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for repeal of an ordinance (passed March 
9, 1932) for a water supply pipe in N. Oleander ave- 



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67 



nue from 10 feet south of W. Roscoe street to W. Bel- 
mont avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilbum, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Paving of E. 
74th St. from S. Yates Av. to S. Bennett Av. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance for repeal of an ordinance (passed October 
28, 1925) for paving E. 74th street from S. Yates ave- 
nue to S. Bennett avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FINANCE. 



Authorization for the Issuance and Sale of New Tax 

Anticipation Warrants in Substitution for Certain 

Warrants Now Held in the City's "Aggregate 

of Funds". 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the issuance and sale of new 
tax anticipation warrants in substitution for certain 
warrants now held in the City's "Aggregate of Funds". 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 



No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn— 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Authorizing the re-issue of Tax Anticipation War- 
rants purchased by and now held in the Aggre- 
gate of Funds of the City 

Whereas, Pursuant to proceedings heretofore 
taken as by statute permitted, there have been 
authorized, executed and purcliased and now are 
held as an investment by the Aggregate of Funds 
of the City of Chicago tax anticipation warrants of 
the City of Chicago as hereinafter described; 

Whereas, The taxes in anticipation of which said 
warrants were issued have not been collected and 
it is necessary and expedient to convert into money 
such tax anticipation warrants, as may be done 
pursuant to "An Act Concerning Municipal Funds," 
approved June 5, 1911, as amended, by authorizing 
the issuance and sale in lieu of said original war- 
rants of a like principal amount of new warrants 
for the same purpose and in anticipation of the 
same taxes as such original warrants were issued, 
such new warrants to bear such rate of interest, 
be of such denomination and be dated subsequent 
to the date of such original warrants, all as may 
be prescribed by the ordinance authorizing the 
new warrants; now, therefore. 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. In order to convert into money tax 
anticipation warrants of the City of Chicago here- 
tofore issued and described as follows: 

Against the Taxes of 1939: 
For Corporate Purposes: 

Date Numbers Denomination Total 

Feb. 8, 1939 C-1 to C-10, 

inclusive $100,000 $1,000,000 

Feb. 9, 1939 C-11 to C-16, 

inclusive 100,000 600,000 

Feb. 15, 1939 C-17 to C-31, 

inclusive 100,000 1,500,000 

Feb. 24, 1939 C-32 to C-36, 

inclusive 100,000 500,000 

Feb. 27, 1939 C-37 to C-46, 

inclusive 100,000 1,000.000 

Mar. 8, 1939 C-47 to C-51, 

inclusive 100,000 500,000 



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April 26, 1939 



Date Number* Denomination Total 

Mar. 15, 1939 C-52 to C-61, 

inclusive 100,000 1,000,000 

Mar. 21,1939 C-62 to C-66, 

inclusive 100,000 500,000 

Mar. 24, 1939 C-67toC-71, 

inclusive 100,000 500,000 



$7,100,000 

For Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 

Mar. 24, 1939 M-10 $50,000 $ 50,000 

Mar. 24, 1939 M-11 20,000 20,000 



For Poor Relief Purposes: 



$ 70,000 



Mar. 27, 1939 R-1201 and 

R-1202 $100,000 $ 200,000 

Mar. 27, 1939 R-1203 25,000 25,000 



$ 225,000 

and which warrants are now held in the Aggregate 
of Funds of the City, and the authorization of which 
original warrants is hereby in all respects re- 
affirmed, the Mayor and City Comptroller are 
hereby authorized to execute and sell new warrants 
of the City of Chicago, issued for the same purpose, 
in the same principal amount and in anticipation 
of the same taxes, in substitution for like principal 
amounts of said original warrants, respectively. 

Such new warrants shall bear interest at the rate 
of not to exceed three per cent per annum from 
date thereof until paid and shall be sold by the City 
Comptroller at the price of not less than the par 
value thereof and accrued interest from the date 
^thereof and may be issued in such denominations 
as may be desired by the purchaser and as may be 
necessary to effect sale thereof and may bear any 
date subsequent to the date of the original warrant 
or warrants in substitution of which the new war- 
rant or warrants are issued. 

Section 2. Simultaneously with the delivery of 
and receipt of payment for any such new tax an- 
ticipation warrants, a like principal amount of the 
original tax anticipation warrant or warrants de- 
scribed herein in lieu of which such new tax 
anticipation warrants are issued shall be paid and 
credited to the Aggregate of Funds of the City of 
Chicago. The City Treasurer shall endorse upon 
such original tax anticipation warrant or warrants 
the principal amount so paid and the date of such 
payment, and also the aggregate of unpaid inter- 
est accrued upon the principal amount of the old 
or original warrants. Such unpaid accrued inter- 
est on the original warrants shall not be paid to 
the said Aggregate of Funds until all principal and 
interest upon all such new warrants which are sold 
to the public shall be fully paid or until money 
has been set aside for such payment thereof. 

No proceeds of taxes in anticipation of which 
such new warrants are issued shall be applied to 
the payment of accrued interest on such original 
warrants until the principal of and interest upon 
all such new warrants issued in anticipation of the 
said taxes and which are sold to the public are paid 
or money has been set aside for such payment if 
such new warrants are not presented for payment 
after the same are called for redemption. 

Section 3. The new tax anticipation warrants 
authorized by this ordinance to be issued to replace 
the said former warrants shall be issued under the 



provisions of "An Act to provide for the manner of 
issuing warrants upon the Treasurer of the State 
or of any county, township, city, village or other 
municipal corporation, and jurors' certificates," in 
force July 1, 1913, as amended, and all other ap- 
plicable laws, and the respective taxes in anticipa- 
tion of which the new warrants are to be issued 
shall be set apart and held for their payment. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage and approval. 



Notifications as to Selections of Proxies to Affix the 

Signatures of the Mayor and the City Comptroller 

to Certain Tax Anticipation Warrants. 

By unanimous consent, the City Clerk thereupon 
presented the following communications, which were 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,] 
Chicago, April 26, 1939.]' 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate B. F. Hoist, as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead 
to affix my signature as Mayor to the following 
Tax Anticipation Warrants against the taxes of 
1939; which warrants are to be re-issued from 
warrants held by the City Treasurer and numbered 
by affixing sub-numbers A-1 to A- 100, as required, 
to the original numbers borne by the warrants, — 

In Denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof 

1939 Corporate Purposes: 

Nos. C-l-A-1 to C-l-A-100, inclusive, 
etc. to and including C-71-A-1 to 
C-71-A-100, inclusive, aggregating. $7,100,000 

1939 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: 

Nos. M-l-A-1, for $50,000 

Nos. M-2-A-1, for 50,000 

Nos. M-3-A-1, for 50,000 

Nos. M-4-A-1, for 50,000 

Nos. M-5-A-1, for 85,000 

Nos. M-6-A-1, for 15,000 

Nos. M-6-A-2 to M-6-A-36, in- 
clusive, aggregating 35,000 

Nos. M-7-A-1 to M-7-A-20, in- 
clusive, aggregating 20,000 

Nos. M-8-A-1 to M-8-A-50, in- 
clusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-9-A-1 to M-9-A-20, in- 
clusive, aggregating 20,000 

Nos. M-lO-A-1 to M-lO-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-ll-A-1 to M-ll-A-20, 

inclusive, aggregating 20,000 

Total $ 495,000 

Although authorization appears in the "Council 
Journal" of March 15, 1939, p. 8132, for the signing 
of 1939 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Tax 



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"Warrants re-issued from Nos. M-1 to M-9, these 
warrants are again designated herein in order to 
show the specific numbering of the re-issued or new 
warrants, and to supersede the former authoriza- 
tion. 

1939 Poor Relief: 

Nos. R-1201-A-1 to R-1201-A-100, in- 
clusive, aggregating $100,000 

Nos. R-1202-A-1 to R-1202-A-100, in- 
clusive, aggregating 100,000 

Nos. R-1203-A-1 to R-1203-A-25, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 25,000 

Total $225,000 

Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said tax anticipation warrants, 
executed by the said B. F. Hoist, with the said 
proxy's own signature underneath as required by 
statute. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

[Signatures appended as stated.] 

Office of the City Comptroller,] 
Chicago, April 26, 1939. [ 

To the Honorable , the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate D. J. Clark, as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead to 
affix my signature as Comptroller to the following 
Tax Anticipation Warrants against the taxes of 
1939; which warrants are to be re-issued from 
warrants held by the City Treasurer and numbered 
by affixing sub-numbers A-1 to A-lOO, as required, 
to the original numbers borne by the warrants, — 

In Denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof 
1939 Corporate Purposes: 

Nos. C-l-A-1 to C-l-A-100, inclusive, 
etc. to and including C-71-A-1 to 
C-71-A-100, inclusive, aggregating. $7,100,000 

1939 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: 

Nos. M-l-A-1, for $50,000 

Nos. M-2-A-1, for 50,000 

Nos. M-3-A-1, for 50,000 

Nos. M-4-A-1, for 50,000 

Nos. M-5-A-1, for 85,000 

Nos. M-6-A-1, for 15,000 

Nos. M-6-A-2 to M-6-A-36, in- 
clusive, aggregating 35,000 

Nos. M-7-A-1 to M-7-A-20, in- 
clusive, aggregating 20,000 

Nos. M-8-A-1 to M-8-A-50, in- 
clusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-9-A-1 to M-9-A-20, in- 
clusive, aggregating 20,000 

Nos. M-lO-A-1 to M-lO-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating 50,000 

Nos. M-ll-A-1 to M-ll-A-20, 

inclusive, aggregating ...... 20,000 

Total $ 495,000 



Although authorization appears in the "Council 
Journal" of March 15, 1939, p. 8132, for the signing 
of 1939 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Tax 
Warrants re-issued from Nos. M-1 to M-9, these 
warrants are again designated herein in order to 
show the specific numbering of the re-issued or new 
warrants, and to supersede the former authoriza- 
tion. 

1939 Poor Relief: 

Nos. R-1201-A-1 to R-1201-A-100, in- 
clusive, aggregating $100,000 

Nos. R-1202-A-1 to R-1202-A-100, in- 
clusive, aggregating 100,000 

Nos. R-1203-A-1 to R-1203-A-25, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 25,000 

Total $225,000 

Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said tax anticipation warrants, 
executed by the said D. J. Clark, with the said 
proxy's own signature underneath as required by 
statute. 

Respectfully, 

(Signed) R. B. Upham, 

Comptroller. 

[Signatures appended as stated.] 



Acceptance of a Federal Superseding Offer to Aid by 

Way of Grant in Financing the Construction of 

Sundry Street Improvements. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the adoption of a resolution submitted 
therewith to accept a superseding offer of the United 
States of America to the City of Chicago to aid by 
way of grant in financing the construction of sundry 
street improvements. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to adopt said resolution. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said resolution was adopted by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

A Resolution 

Accepting the superseding Offer of the United 
States of America to the City of Chicago to aid 



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by way of grant in financing the construction of 
sundry street improvements. 

Be It Resolved by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the superseding Offer of the 
United States of America to the City of Chicago 
to aid in financing the construction of sundry street 
impovements, namely: 

N. Elston Avenue — N. Milwaukee avenue to 
W. Blackhawk Street, 

N. Elston avenue — W. Blackhawk street to W. 
Armitage avenue, 

E. and W. Grand avenue — N. Dearborn street 
to Lake Shore drive, 

W. 31st street — S. Kedzie avenue to S. Cali- 
fornia avenue, 

E. 115th street — S. Champlain avenue to S. 
Doty avenue, 

N. Austin avenue — W. Grace street to W. 
Irving Park road, 

S. Woodlawn avenue — E. 95th street to E. 
93rd street, 

including drainage facilities, and of necessary ad- 
justment to city owned water and electric struc- 
tures, a copy of which superseding Offer reads as 
follows : 

"P.W. 88755-1 

Federal Emergency Administration of 
Public Works 

Washington, D. C. 
Dated: Apr. 13, 1939 
Docket No. 111. 1909-F 

City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

1. Subject to the Terms and Conditions (PWA 
Form No. 230, as amended to the date of this 
Offer), which are made a part hereof, the United 
States of America hereby offers to aid in financ- 
ing the construction of street improvements 
(herein called the "Project") by making a grant 
to the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois 
(herein called the "Applicant"), in the amount 
of 45 per cent of the cost of the Project upon 
completion, as determined by the Federal Emer- 
gency Administrator of Public Works (herein 
called the "Administrator"), by not to exceed, 
in any event, the sum of $263,266. 

2. By acceptance of this Offer the Applicant 
covenants to complete the Project with all prac- 
ticable dispatch, and in any event by November 
3, 1939. 

3. This Offer is made subject to the express 
condition that, if the Administrator shall deter- 
mine at any time that the Applicant has paid or 
agreed to pay, whether directly or indirectly, a 
bonus, commission or fee to any person, firm or 
corporation for attempting to procure an ap- 
proval of the Applicant's application, or for 
alleged services in procuring or in attempting to 
procure such approval, or for activities of the 
nature commonly known as lobbying performed 
or agreed to be performed in connection with the 
application, then the Administrator shall have 
the right, in his discretion, to rescind this Offer 



and any agreements resulting therefrom, and, in 
the event of such rescission, the United States 
of America shall be under no further obligation 
hereunder. 

4. The acceptance of this Offer by the Appli- 
cant shall effectuate a cancellation of the contract 
created by the acceptance of the Offer dated 
August 12, 1938, made by the United States of 
America to the Applicant: Provided, that the 
cancellation of such contract shall not impair 
or vitiate any acts performed or proceedings 
taken thereunder prior to such cancellation, but 
such acts or proceedings may be continued under 
the contract created by the acceptance of this 
Offer. 

United States of America, 
Federal Emergency Administrator of 
Public Works, 

By (Signed) H. A. Gray, 

Assistant Administrator." 

be and the same is hereby in all respects accepted. 

Section 2. That said City of Chicago agrees to 
abide by all the Terms and Conditions (PWA Form 
No. 230, effective September 15, 1937), relating to 
such grant, a copy of which Terms and Conditions 
were annexed to the Government's offer and made 
a part thereof. 

Section 3. That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed forthwith to send 
to the Federal Emergency Administration of Public 
Works three certified extracts from the minutes of 
this meeting showing the adoption and containing 
the full text of this Resolution, and such further 
documents or proofs in connection with the accept- 
ance of the Government's offer as may be requested 
by the Federal Emergency Administration of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Section 4. This Resolution shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Proposed Authorization for Expenditures for Prelimi- 
nary Surveys, Plans, Etc. in Connection with the 
Opening, Widening and Improvement of 
Congress St. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize an expenditure of $20,000.00 from 
the Traction Fund for preliminary surveys, plans, etc. 
in connection with the proposed opening, widening 
and improvement of Congress street from S. Michigan 
avenue westward. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in the report 
and to pass said order. 

After debate. Alderman Orlikoski moved to recom- 
mit said report. 

The motion to recommit prevailed. 



Authorization for the Purchase of Supplies, Equipment 
and Services for Sundry Departments. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 



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71 



therewith to authorize the purchase of supplies, equip- 
ment and services for sundry City departments. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
the several requests of the Superintendent of the Bureau of Central Purchasing, hereto attached, to pur- 
chase for the departments listed from the bidders shown, without advertising for bids, supplies, materials, 
equipment and services listed herein and specified by said departments or by the successful bidder: 

Date of 

Superin- Requi- Unit or 

tendent's sition Total 

Letter Number Nature of Purchase Quantity Price 



3/30/'39 



96 



Nature of Purchase Quantity 

Department of Finance: 

Paychecks, lithographed as 

per specifications 330,000 



$ 759.00 Total 



Municipal Court: 
Bailiff of the Municipal Court: 



Order Placed With 



Columbian Bank Note 
Co. 



4/21/'39 



3/31/'39 



4/ll/'39 



l/23/'39 



49 



FD-2827' 
FD-2832 
FD-2829 
FD-2828 
FD-2830 
FD-2831, 

36 



2925 



Dictograph inter-communi- 
cating system, as per spe- 
cifications 



Fire Department: 



Soft sponge-rubber landing 
mats 



512 



$ 891.65 Total 



$1,373.18 Total 



I 



4/21/'39 



A-800 



Department of Buildings : 

Posting corrections in San- 
born maps of Chicago 41 volumes $ 574.00 Total 

Board op Local Improvements: 

Permanent repairs to pave- 
ment at Lake Shore Drive 
and Division Street $1,617.00 Total 

Department of Public Works: 

Bureau of Building Maintenance and Repair: 

Labor and material to do all 
marble work in Comp- 
troller's office . 



Dictograph Products 
Co., Inc. 



W. J. Cassidy Tire and 
Auto Supply Co. 



Sanborn Map. Co. 



Chicago Park District 



$1,380.00 Total M. Keating & Son 



Section 2. The City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized to pass for payment vouchers 
covering these several purchases, when properly approved by the head of the department concerned. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for the Purchase of Sundry Supplies 

and the Hire of Trucks for Various Departments 

during the Month of May, 1939. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the purchase of sundry supplies 



and the hire of trucks for various City departments 
during the month of May, 1939. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 



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The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, DufTy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostcnkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accord- 
ance with the request of the Superintendent of 
the Bureau of Central Purchasing, dated March 31, 
1939, to purchase gasoline and kerosene, pipe and 
fittings, forage, blue prints, furnace fuel oil, oxygen, 
acetylene and carbo-hydrogen gases. United States 
postage stamps, motor truck service and automo- 
bile tire casings and inner tubes for all depart- 
ments of the City government during the month of 
May, 1939, without advertising and at not to ex- 
ceed prevailing market prices; and to purchase 
for the hospitals under the Board of Health, re- 
quired quantities of meat and fish, fruits and vege- 
tables, groceries, butter, eggs, butterine, cream 
and milk, and sausage and bread for the Police 
Department, during the month of May, 1939, with- 
^out advertising and at not to exceed prevailing 
market prices; all, except United States postage 
stamps, as per proposals on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works — Bureau of Central 
Purchasing. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized in accordance with his request 
dated April 12 and April 17, 1939, and the attached 
recommendation of the Corporation Counsel to ac- 
cept compromise offers in settlement of the various 
warrants for collection: 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Accept Com- 
promise Offers in Settlement of Certain Warrants 
for Collection. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize the City Comptroller to accept com- 
promise offers in settlement of certain warrants for 
collection. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 





Warrant 




Compromise 


Year 


Number 


Amount 


Offer 


1937 


D-95514 


$ 35.52 


$ 22.64 


1939 


D-97001 A 


28.93 


14.50 


1938 


D-95844 


211.00 


158.25 


1937 


D-96171 


65.08 


32.54 


1937 


D-96165 


250.00 


125.00 


1938 


D-95443 


127.00 


95.25 


1938 


D-95512 A 


65.08 


32.54 



Authorization for the Employment of Additional 

Bridge Designing Engineers in the Bureau of 

Engineering. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize the employment of additional bridge 
designing engineers in the Bureau of Engineering. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The number of Bridge Designing En- 
gineers at present engaged in the Bridge Designing 
Section of the Department of Public Works is in- 
adequate to carry on the work being assigned to 
that force; and 

Whereas, Certain construction programs and 
schedules of work as between the Department of 
Public Works and the Department of Subways 
must be provided for; and 

Whereas, Titles and rates for the necessary ad- 
ditions have been established subject to increases 
by Council authority; therefore be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his request of March 23, 1939, to engage six addi- 
tional Bridge Designing Engineers, Grade 4, at 
$280.00 a month. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



73 



Authorization for the Employment of a Senior Struc- 
tural Designer in Lieu of a Filtration Designing 
Engineer in the Bureau of Engineering. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize the employment of a senior struc- 
tural designer in lieu of a filtration designing engineer 
in the Bureau of Engineering. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to employ 
effective March 28, 1939, in the Designing Division 
of the Bureau of Engineering, under Account 
187-A, Senior Structural Designer, 1 at the rate of 
$4,260.00 per annum, in lieu of Filtration Designing 
Engineer, 1 at the rate of $4,260.00 per annum, 
and the Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
hereby authorized and directed to pass for pay- 
ment pay rolls in accordance with the provisions 
of this order when properly approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 



The following is said order as passed; 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to extend 
contract Number 11758 with the National Cylinder 
Gas Company, without further advertising and in 
accordance with his request of April 7, 1939. 



Authorization for the Extension of a Contract for 

Carbo Hydrogen Gas and Oxygen Gas for the 

Bureau of Engineering (National Cylinder 

Gas Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize an extension of a contract for carbo 
hydrogen gas and oxygen gas for the Bureau of En- 
gineering. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rov/an, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Authorization to the Board of Health to Furnish In- 
spection Service for the Ottawa (Illinois) Plant 
of the Drover's Packing Co. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize the Board of Health to furnish in- 
spection service for the Ottawa (Illinois) Plant of the 
Drover's Packing Company. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas. 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the President of the Board of 
Health be and he is hereby authorized to furnish 
inspection service for the Ottawa, Illinois plant of 
the Drover's Packing Company, provided that the 
City of Chicago shall be reimbursed by warrants for 
collection against said Drover's Packing Company 
covering the full cost of such service rendered, and 
the President of the Board of Health is hereby fur- 
ther authorized to employ one additional inspector 
at the rate of $220.00 per month and to incur such 
other expense as may be necessary to furnish the 
inspection service herein provided and the Comp- 
troller and City Treasurer are authorized and di- 
rected to pass payrolls and vouchers in accordance 
with the provisions of this order when properly 
approved by the President of the Board of Health. 



Authorization and Direction to Make Transfers of 

Funds in Appropriations from the Motor Fuel 

Tax Fund within and among Specified 

Projects Included under Federal 

Project HI. 1909-F. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize and direct the making of 
transfers of funds in appropriations from the Motor 
Fuel Tax Fund within and among specified projects 
included under Federal Project 111. 1909-F. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 



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No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago has made sundry 
appropriations from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for 
the improvement of sundry streets; and 

Whereas, The Federal government has made a 
grant to defray a portion of the costs of said im- 
provements under Project 111. 1909-F; and 

Whereas, The final costs to the Motor Fuel Tax 
Fund will vary from the original amounts estimated 
for the individual projects because of the said 
Federal grant and revisions in the original esti- 
mated costs; and 

Whereas, It will simplify and expedite the final 
accounting of these projects to permit transfers of 
funds and appropriations amongst the projects in- 
cluded under Project 111. 1909-F; now, therefore, 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller and the 
City Treasurer, be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed to make transfers of appropriations 
and funds within and amongst the projects included 
under Federal Project 111. 1909-F as and when re- 
quested by the Board of Local Improvements with 
the approval of the Division of Highways of the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings, State 
of Illinois: 

As enumerated in The Annual Appropriation Bill 
for the year 1939, under Account 369-S-60, as fol- 
lows: 

Alloted 
Project Council Journal 

No. Date Page 

32 West 31st street 12/ 2/36 2604 

Kedzie to California 

37 Woodlawn avenue f2/24/37 3316 

95th to 93rd streets 14/21/37 3621 

38 North Austin avenue 6/30/37 4084 

Grace to Irving 

42 East 115th street 9/22/37 4443 

Champlain to Doty 

45 North Elston avenue 3/30/38 5688 

Milwaukee to Armitage 

46 East and West Grand 

avenue 3/30/38 5687 

Dearborn to Lake Shore Drive 



Section 2. That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby directed to transmit two certified copies of 
this ordinance to the Division of Highways of the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois through the 
District Engineer for District Number Ten of said 
Division of Highways. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect ana 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Expenditures for Apparatus, Equip- 
ment and Employes for Operation of Three 
Municipal Playgrounds, 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize expenditures for apparatus, 
equipment and employes for operation of three munic- 
ipal playgrounds. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to expend, 
in accordance with his recommendation of April 
6, 1939, the sum of $27,700.00 appropriated under 
Account 84-S-7, in connection with playgrounds 
at 95th and State streets. Grand avenue and Rock- 
well street and Augusta boulevard and Kilbourn 
avenue, for purposes as follows: 

Salaries and wages: 

Playground Directors, 3 for 8 months 

at $160.00 per month $ 3,840.00 

Physical Instructors (women) 3 for 

8 months at $150.00 per month. . 3,600.00 

Laborers, as needed, at $5.85 per day 7,500.00 



Total $14,940.00 

For apparatus, water, lighting and 
other expense necessary to com- 
plete sites for use $12,760.00 

and the Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass payrolls and 
vouchers in accordance with the provisions of this 
order when properly approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 



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Authorization and Direction for Free Permits and 

Inspections for Construction of a Playground 

Shelter and a Wading Pool. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize and direct the issuance of free 
permits and the making of inspections free of charge 
for the construction of a playground shelter and a 
wading pool. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, "Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Buildings, 
the President of the Board of Health, the Com- 
missioner of Streets and Electricity, and the Com- 
missioner of Public Works be and they are hereby 
authorized and directed to issue all the necessary 
permits, including inspections, free of charge, to 
the Bureau of Parks, Recreation and Aviation for 
the erection of a playground shelter at Grand ave- 
nue and Rockwell street, in accordance with the 
drawings prepared by the City Architect, and for 
the construction of a wading pool in Barnard Park, 
10500 Longwood Drive, which are to be constructed 
as a part of W.P.A. Project No. 30107, now in 
progress. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized to employ 
fifteen (15) five-ton trucks at the rate of $22.50 per 
day, for the Bureau of Sewers, not to exceed the 
amount of $337.50, chargeable to Account 82-K-4 
and the Comptroller is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pass payrolls for same when properly ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 



Authorization for the Employment of Trucks for the 
Bureau of Sewers. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the employment of trucks for 
the Bureau of Sewers. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — ^None. 



Approval and Authorization of the Award of a Con- 
tract to Merritt- Chapman & Scott Corporation 
for Construction of a Subway in N. State St. 
across and under the Chicago River, and 
Approval of Said Contract. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to approve and authorize the award of a 
contract to Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation 
for construction of a section of the initial system of 
subways extending in N. State street across and 
under the Chicago River, and to approve said contract. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Alderman Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Pacelli, 
Kacena, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 39. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Having received and considered the letter of 
April 24, 1939 from the commissioner of subways 
and traction stating that under authority of the 
subway ordinance passed November 3, 1938 and 
approved by the Mayor (see council journal, page 
7216,) he had advertised for bids for the construc- 
tion of the sections of the initial system of subways 
extending in N. State Street from the south bank of 
the Chicago River across and under the Chicago 
River, being designated as "State Street Subway — 
Contract S-4A", and from the Chicago River to 
Illinois Street, being designated as "State Street 
Subway — Contract S-4B"; that the advertisement 
for bids was published in the Chicago Journal of 
Commerce on five consecutive days beginning on 
March 14, 1939 and ending on March 18, 1939, and 
in the Engineering News-Record issue of March 
16, 1939; that, in accordance with said advertise- 
ment, bids were received by said commissioner up 
to 2:00 o'clock P. M. central standard time on 
Thursday, April 6, 1939; that the work under Con- 
tract S-4A consists of excavating and dredging for 
the river crossing section, the construction of the 



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rivoM- crossing tubes, two cofferdams, approximately 
130 linear feet of twin tube section in cofTcrdam 
and misc(>llaneous work appurtenant and collateral 
thereto all in N. State Street at the location where 
the State Street Subway passes beneath the Chi- 
cago River; that the work under Contract S-4B 
consists of constructing approximately 925 linear 
feet of twin tube section in tunnel under com- 
pressed air, a cross-over section, and miscellaneous 
work appurtenant and collateral thereto all in N. 
State Street between the Chicago River and Illinois 
Street; that the specifications and requirements for 
bidding permitted bidders to submit proposals on 
either Contract S-4A or Contract S-4B separately 
or combined as one contract; that at the time and 
on the date stated above bids were received and 
opened by said commissioner as follows: 

Contract S-4A. 

Merritt-Chapman & Scott Corp, New 

York City $466,650.50 

Spencer & Ross, Inc., Detroit, Mich.. . 494,095.00 

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, 

Chicago 612,400.50 

The Warner Construction Company, 

Chicago 618,688.00 

Minder Construction Corp., Chicago. 647,434.50 

FitzSimons & Connell Dredge & Dock 

Co., Chicago 716,130.00 

N. S. Mackie Company, Chicago 788,587.50 

Contract S-4B. 

Herlihy Mid-Continent Co., Chicago $ 842,881.25 

Minder Construction Corp., Chicago 948,632.50 

The Cooke Contracting Co., Detroit, 

Mich 1,113,103.00 

Contract S-4A and S-4B Combined. 

Minder Construction Corp., Chicago $1,570,967.00 

The Warner Construction Company, 

Chicago 1,648,683.00 

that from an inspection of said bids it is obvious 
that there are many combinations of separate bids 
on Contract S-4A and Contract S-4B that produce 
a lower total figure than the lowest combined bid 
and therefore the combined bids should not be 
given consideration in the award of these con- 
tracts; that the low bidder on Contract S-4A, Mer- 
ritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation, is a responsible 
and experienced contracting firm and that its total 
bid for said contract is very reasonable; recom- 
mended that the contract for State Street Subway, 
Contract S-4A, be awarded to Merritt-Chapman & 
Scott Corporation, 17 Battery Place, New York 
City, New York, at the unit prices and lump sums 
included in its proposal totaling at the estimated 
quantities the sum of $466,650.50; and stating that 
the bids on Contract S-4B are still under considera- 
tion and analysis and that no award will be made 
until further report is submitted to the committee 
on finance and to the city council for approval; it 
is hereby 

Ordered, That the city council hereby approves 
and authorizes the award of the contract for the 
construction of the section of the initial system of 
subways extending in N. State Street across and 
under the Chicago River ("Chicago River Cross- 
ing") designated as "State Street Subway — Con- 



tract S-4A" to the lowest responsible bidder, Mer- 
ritt-Chapman & Scott Corporation, 17 Battery 
Place, New York City, New York, for the unit 
prices and lump sums specified in its bid aggregat- 
ing at the estimated quantities the sum of $466,- 
650.50 and said contract, a copy of which has been 
submitted, is approved and it is ordered that same 
be filed with the city clerk for identification and 
reference. 



Acceptance of State of Illinois Permit No. 4194 Grant- 
ing Permission to the City of Chicago to Con- 
struct a Subway under the South Branch 
of the Chicago River at or Near 
W. Lake St. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to accept State of Illinois Permit No. 4194 
granting permission to the City of Chicago to con- 
struct a subway under the South Branch of the Chi- 
cago River at or near W. Lake street. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was nnade by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas- — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Pacelli, 
Kacena, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, CuUerton, Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, 
Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 
40. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Accepting the State Permit No. 4194 granting per- 
mission to construct a Subway under the South 
Branch of the Chicago River at or near W. Lake 
Street. 

Whereas, the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on November 3, 1938 passed an ordinance for the 
construction of an Initial System of Subways un- 
der certain streets of the city and authorized and 
empowered the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction to supervise and be in general charge of 
the construction of said system of subways; 

Whereas, it is necessary for the City of Chicago 
to obtain a permit from the State of Illinois author- 
izing the construction of said subway under the 
South Branch of the Chicago River at or near W. 
Lake Street; 

Whereas, the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction heretofore applied to the State Depart- 
ment of Public Works and Buildings, Division of 
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under the South Branch of the Chicago River at 
or near W. Lake Street; 

Whereas, the State Department of Public Works 
and Buildings, Division of Waterways, on March 
14, 1939, issued permit number 4194 for such con- 
struction; and 

Whereas, said permit contained certain condi- 
tions among others being the following: 

"(d) The permittee shall remove all piling, 
cofferdams, false work, excavation and the ma- 
terial, incident to the construction of the work 
herein authorized, from the river, stream or lake 
in which the work is done, at his own expense. 
Should the permittee fail to do this, the State 
Reserves the right to have it done at the expense 
of the permittee. If future operations for public 
navigation by the State or Federal Government 
or public interests of any character necessitate 
any changes in the position of any part of the 
structure or structures herein authorized, such 
changes shall be made at the expense of the per- 
mittee or his successors within the period of time, 
and in such manner as shall be fixed and deter- 
mined by the State of Illinois, acting by and 
through the Department of Public Works and 
Buildings or other properly constituted agency. 

"(e) If the work herein authorized is not com- 
pleted on or before December 31, 1940 this 
authorization shall cease and be null and void. 

"(f) The execution and details of the work 
hereby authorized and including paragraph (d) 
shall be subject to the supervision and approval 
of the Department of Public Works and Build- 
ings — ^Division of Waterways. 

"(g) Starting work on the construction here- 
by authorized shall be considered full acceptance 
by the permittee of all the terms and conditions 
of this permit, but formal acceptance in writing, 
signed by the permittee personally or if a cor- 
poration by its proper officers, shall be filed 
within thirty (30) days of the date hereof or 
this permit shall be null and void. 

"(h) There shall be no deviation from the 
plans submitted and hereby approved unless the 
proposed change in plans shall first have been 
submitted to and approved in writing by the 
State of Illinois acting by and through its De- 
partment of Public Works and Buildings. 

"(i) The Department of Public Works and 
Buildings in issuing this permit has relied upon 
the statements and representations made by per- 
mittee in his application herefor and in case any 
statement or representation in said application 
is found to be false this permit may be revoked 
without notice and permittee thereupon waives 
all rights hereunder. 

" ( j ) If the permittee herein is required by any 
act of Congress to obtain a permit from any Fed- 
eral authority for leave to do the things granted 
by this permit, then such Federal permit shall 
be obtained before this becomes effective. 

"(k) This permit is subject to further special 
conditions as follows: 

No work shall be started within the banks 
of the river until the plans and specifications for 
said work, including method of construction to 
be used have been submitted to the Department 
of Public Works and Buildings and approved in 
writing by the Director of the Department." 

Therefore 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That State permit No. 4194 issued 
by the Department of Public Works and Buildings, 
Division of Waterways, on March 14, 1939, granting 
permission to the City of Chicago "to construct a 
subway under the South Branch of the Chicago 
River at or near West Lake Street, Chicago, in 
Section 9, Township 39 North, Range 14 East of 
the Third Principal Meridian" subject to certain 
conditions therein specified, be and the same is 
hereby accepted. 

Section 2. The Mayor and City Clerk hereby 
are authorized and directed to execute the formal 
acceptance of said permit No. 4194 and to execute 
any and all documents and papers which may be 
required by the State of Illinois in order for the 
City of Chicago to obtain authority to do said work 
under the Chicago River. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Payment of the Compensation 
Awarded for Easements in Certain Private 
Property Acquired by the City of Chicago 
for Subway Purposes at N. Clybourn 
Av. and W. Division St. and Accep- 
tance of the Conditions Con- 
tained in the Judgment 
Order. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize payment of the compensation 
awarded by a judgment of condemnation for ease- 
ments in certain private property acquired by the 
City of Chicago for subway purposes at N. Clybourn 
avenue and W. Division street, and to accept the pro- 
visions contained in the judgment order. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Pacelli, 
Kacena, Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, 
Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, 
Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, 
Meyer, Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 
40. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction has reported the entry of a judgment in 



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Circuit Court case No. 39 C 1524, wherein ease- 
ments were acquired for subway purposes at N. 
Clybourn avenue and W. Division street, in ac- 
cordance with an ordinance passed on February 15, 
1939, and also setting forth the amount to be paid 
for said easements, and certain provisions in said 
order regarding buildings and foundations; Now, 
therefore, 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the recommendation of the 
Commissioner of Subways and Traction be con- 
curred in and that a warrant in the sum of Thirty- 
eight Hundred Sixty-five Dollars ($3865.00) pay- 
able to the County Treasurer of Cook County be 
issued and turned over to the County Treasurer of 
Cook County, for the benefit of the owners of and 
parties interested in the property involved in said 
suit, as provided in said judgment order, and that 
the City of Chicago accept the provisions contained 
in said judgment order requiring that the City of 
Chicago pay the costs of supporting and protecting 
the existent buildings on said property and restore 
the same in the event of any damage resulting from 
the construction of the subway and the provision 
permitting the owner of certain lots, in the event 
that a building should be constructed thereon, to 
construct between the subway tubes thereafter to 
be constructed on said property the necessary 
foundations for a future building, on the condition 
that the design of said foundations and the con- 
struction of them shall be subject to the approval 
and inspection of the proper City officials and that 
such foundations shall be so constructed that 
neither the work done upon them nor the founda- 
tions as finally constructed shall impair the strength 
of the subway structure or interfere with the 
proper maintenance and operation of the subway. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization to the Commissioner of Subways and 

Traction to Pay for Alterations in Offices (20 

N. Wacker Drive Bldg. Corp.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction to pay for alterations in offices in the 
20 N. Wacker drive building. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction be and he is hereby authorized, in accord- 
ance with his recommendation of April 6, 1939, to 
pay not to exceed $771.00 to the 20 North Wacker 
Drive Building Corporation in payment of the cost 
of alterations to offices occupied by the Department 
of Subways and Traction; and the Comptroller and 
the City Treasurer are authorized and directed to 
pass for payment vouchers in accordance with the 
provisions of this order when properly approved 
by the Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



Authorization and Direction to the City Comptroller 
to Lease the Store at Nos. 654-656 N. Milwau- 
kee Av. for Use as a Field Office by the 
Department of Subways and Traction. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize and direct the City Comptroller 
to lease the store at Nos. 654-656 N. Milwaukee ave- 
nue for use as a field office by the Department of 
Subways and Traction. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn— 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Comptroller is authorized 
and directed to lease for use by the Department of 
Subways and Traction, as a field office, the store 
containing approximately 1,000 square feet at 654- 
656 Milwaukee avenue, for a term of two years 
commencing April 1st, 1939, at a rental of $35.00 
per month, rental to be charged against the City 
of Chicago Subway Construction Account Docket 
I11.-1891 F. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization to the Commissioner of Subways and 

Traction to Make Expenditures for Alterations 

in the Field Office at No. 1415 N. 

Clybourn Av. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 



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therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction to make expenditures for alterations in 
the field office at No. 1415 N. Clybourn avenue. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with his request of April 24, 1939, to 
expend not to exceed $550.00 for alterations to field 
office at 1415 Clybourn avenue, including office par- 
titions, miscellaneous carpenter work and painting, 
plumbing and heating work; and the City Comp- 
troller and the City Treasurer are authorized and 
directed to pass for payment vouchers, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of this order when prop- 
erly approved by the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction. 



Thomas J. Heavey, Inc., the sum of $765.05 for 
alterations to field office at 1021 N. Throop street, 
also the sum of $785.00 for alterations to field office 
at 654 N. Milwaukee avenue; and the Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are authorized and directed 
to pass for payment vouchers in accordance with 
the provisions of this order when properly approved 
by the Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 



Authorization to the Commissioner of Subways and 

Traction to Pay for Alterations in Field Offices 

at No. 1021 N. Throop St. and No. 654 N. 

Milwaukee Av. (Thomas J. Heavey, Inc.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order' submitted 
therewith to authorize the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction to pay for alterations in field offices at 
No. 1021 N. Throop street and No. 654 N. Milwaukee 
avenue. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction be and he is hereby authorized to pay to 



Authorization of Payment for Hospital, Medical and 

Nursing Services Rendered to Certain Injured 

Policemen and a Fireman (Harold G. 

Ringbloom and Others). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize payment for hospital, medical 
and nursing services rendered to certain injured 
policemen and a fireman. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers in 
conformity with the schedule herein set forth, to 
physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individuals, 
in settlement for hospital, medical and nursing 
services rendered to the policemen and the fireman 
herein named, provided such policemen and fire- 
man shall enter into an agreement in writing with 
the City of Chicago to the effect that, should it ap- 
pear that any of said policemen or said fireman 
has received any sum of money from the party 
whose negligence caused such injuries, or has insti- 
tuted proceedings against such party for the re- 
covery of damages on account of such injuries or 
medical expenses, then in that event the City shall 
be reimbursed by such policemen or fireman out of 
any sum that such policemen or fireman has re- 
ceived or may hereafter receive from such third 
party on account of such injuries and medical ex- 
penses, not to exceed the amount that the said City 
may, or shall, have paid on account of such medical 
expenses, in accordance with Opinion No. 1422 of 
the Corporation Counsel of said City, dated March 
19, 1926. The payment of any of these bills shall 
not be construed as an approval of any previous 
claims pending or future claims for expenses or 
benefits on account of any alleged injury to the in- 
dividuals named. The total amount of said claims, 
as allowed, is set opposite the names of the police- 
men and the fireman injured, and vouchers are to 



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bo drawn in favor of the proper claimants and 
charged to account 36-S-lO: 

Harold G. Ringbloom, Patrolman, District 

20; injured January 3, 1939 $134.50 

Anthony F. Hubert, Patrolman, District 

13; injured January 8, 1939 10.00 

Timothy Doyle, Patrolman, District 29; 

injured December 23, 1938 12.00 

William A. McCormick, Fire Engineer, 

Engine Co. 49; injured March 7, 1936. 583.00 

Frank Napieralski, Patrolman, District 23; 

injured February 8, 1939 18.25 

Edward J. Dempsey, Patrolman, District 

30; injured February 19, 1939 11.00 

Melbourne W. Johnson, Patrolman, Dis- 
trict 12; injured September 18, 1933. . . 454.75 

William E. Best, Patrolman, Motorcycle 

Division; injured October 29, 1937 190.00 

Joseph B. Barry, Patrolman, Motorcycle 

Division; injured May 15, 1938 600.00 

John Dzinciolowski, Patrolman, Motor- 
cycle Division; injured June 16, 1934. . 23.00 



Authorization of Payment for Hospital, Medical and 

Nursing Services Rendered to Certain Injured 

Policemen and Firemen (John Ryan 

and Others). 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an order submitted 
therewith to authorize payment for hospital, medical 
and nursing services rendered to certain injured 
policemen and firemen. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in conformity with the schedule herein set forth, 
to physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individuals, 
in settlement for hospital, medical and nursing 
services rendered to the policemen and firemen 
herein named. The payment of any of these bills 
shall not be construed as an approval of any 
previous claims pending or future claims for ex- 
penses or benefits on account of any alleged injury 
to the individuals named. The total amount of said 



claims is set opposite the names of the policemen 
and firemen injured, and vouchers are to be drawn 
in favor of the proper claimants and charged to 
Account 36-S-lO: 

John Ryan, Patrolman, District 9; in- 
jured August 24, 1938 $ 5.00 

Raymond V. Keleher, Patrolman, District 

13; injured February 12, 1939 9.45 

Joseph Ternes, Patrolman, District 18; in- 
jured January 1, 1939 15.00 

Reginald Smith, Patrolman, District 26; 

injured December 10, 1938 40.25 

Hugh Flanagan, Patrolman, District 26; 

injured January 10, 1939 2.00 

Harry Jacobs, Patrolman, District 8; in- 
jured January 11, 1939 20.00 

William J. O'Toole, Probationary Patrol- 
man, District 6; injured November 14, 
1938 81.60 

Patrick H. Kane, Patrolman, District 28; 

injured August 27, 1938 130.00 

John Parsons, Patrolman, District 10; in- 
jured September 1, 1938 3.00 

Joseph Kurowski, Patrolman, District 9; 

injured December 11, 1938 12.00 

Frank Ptack, Patrolman, District 40; in- 
jured January 2, 1939 4.50 

Michael Martin, Patrolman, District 26; 

injured January 1, 1939 25.50 

James Giblin, Patrolman, District 39; in- 
jured January 14, 1939 46.00 

Charles E. Fitzgerald, Patrolman, Acci- 
dent Prevention Division; injured Feb- 
ruary 10, 1939 10.50 

Roy W. Costello, Patrolman, Motorcycle 

Division; injured September 6, 1938. . . 5.00 

George W. Jordan, Patrolman, District 23 ; 

injured December 27, 1938 33.00 

Warren M. Oswald, Patrolman, District 

27; injured January 23, 1939 10.00 

James F. Byrnes, Patrolman, Motorcycle 

Division; injured October 6, 1938 5.00 

William Steffens, Patrolman, District 15; 

injured February 10, 1939 60.23 

Louis Schultz, Patrolman, District 5; in 

jured November 28, 1938 59.00 

William Loquist, Patrolman, District 40; 

injured February 19, 1939 25.50 

Michael Garrity, Sergeant, District 29; in- 
jured February 6, 1939 20.00 

William C. McCabe, Patrolman, District 6; 

injured January 5, 1939 8.00 

Walter J. Shea, Patrolman, District 41; in- 
jured February 6, 1939 35.75 

William Epstein, Patrolman, District 5; 

injured February 4,1939 29.00 

Joseph Reuter, Patrolman, District 7; in- 
jured December 24, 1938 15.00 



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George W. Sass, Patrolman, Motorcycle 

Division; injured October 20, 1936 25.75 

Daniel O'Neill, Patrolman, District 6; in- 
jured August 20, 1936 125.00 

John F. Kelly, Patrolman, District 9; in- 
jured December 2, 1938 25.00 

Ellsworth Suckow, Patrolman, District 

38; injured December 4, 1936 35.00 

Daniel J. Byrne, Fireman, Squad 10; in- 
jured March 28, 1939 210.00 

Henry J. Osterman, Patrolman, District 

34; injured November 27, 1938 15.00 

Stanley Palasz, Patrolman, District 29; in- 
jured December 21, 1938 8.00 

Gustav H. W. Sieber, Patrolman, District 

32; injured December 17, 1938 5.00 

Frank Thiese, Patrolman, District 37; in- 
jured January 6, 1939 55.00 

Edward Toemmel, Fireman, Squad 10; in- 
jured March 28, 1939 370.00 

Joseph E. O'Malley, Fireman, Squad 10; 

injured March 28, 1939 398.00 

Richard Bieze, Lieutenant, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 19; injured March 28, 1939 64.00 

Richard J. Brennan, Captain, Engine Co. 

9; injured January 9, 1939 23.00 

John W. Callaghan, Fireman, Squad 5; 

injured January 23, 1939 1.50 

James M. Cull, Captain, Hook and Ladder 

Co. 34; injured October 24, 1938 50.50 

James Daly, Fireman, Engine Co. 116; in- 
jured January 10, 1939 53.00 

Edward J. Driscoll, Fireman, Engine Co. 

31; injured February 11, 1939. 3.00 

John Hoppe, Fireman, Hook and Ladder 

Co. 22; injured September 7, 1938 2.50 

Edward McCanna, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 30; injured January 21, 1939 3.00 

Edward E. McLaughlin, Fireman, Hook 
and Ladder Co. 35; injured January 31, 
1939 7.00 

Everett Megan, Fireman, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 7; injured January 17, 1939. . . 3.00 

Thomas P. Nash, Fireman, Engine Co. 61; 

injured February 5, 1939 8.00 

James F. O'Malley, Fireman, Engine Co. 

24; injured October 17, 1938 9.00 

Joseph Theisen, Patrolman, District 10; 

injured April 24, 1936 900.00 



Proposed 

Authorization for a Contract for Electrical Energy 

for the Operation of the Venereal Disease 

Clinic (Commonwealth Edison Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 



Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re contract for electrical service 
for operation of the Venereal Disease Clinic at 
Nos. 2600-2610 S. Wabash avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order 
(this recommendation was concurred in by 14 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract with the Commonwealth Edison Company for 
a term of one (1) year beginning on or about 
March 1, 1939, for electrical service for the opera- 
tion of the Venereal Disease Clinic located at Nos. 
2600-2610 S. Wabash avenue, in accordance with 
the Commonwealth Edison Company's Contract for 
Large Light and Power Service, Alternating Cur- 
rent—Outer Zone— Rate "CI." 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 

Authorization for a Contract for Electrical Energy 

for the Municipal Airport (Commonwealth 

Edison Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Public Works concerning a contract with the Com- 
monwealth Edison Company for a lower rate for 
electricity at the Municipal Airport, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order 
(this recommendation was concurred in by 14 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract with the Commonwealth Edison Company, 
without advertising and without bond, for the 
supply of light and power to the Chicago Municipal 
Airport, in accordance with an offer and suggested 
form of contract dated October 20, 1938. 

The contract shall conform to the established 
form known as "Contract For Large Light and 
Power Service"; Alternating Current — Outer Zone 
—Rate "CI". 

The City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass vouchers in pay- 
ment of the above, and make necessary charges 
against Appropriation Account No. 84-F-60. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice Chairman. 



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Proposed 
Authori'/.ation for a Contract for Payment by the 
City of Chicago for Electrical Energy for Opera- 
tion of Antoniatic Traffic Control Signals and 
Equipment at W. North and N. Mobile 
Aves. (State of Illinois). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Department of 
Streets and Electricity regarding the installation of 
traffic control signals at West North and North Mo- 
bile avenues by the Department of Public Works 
and Buildings of the State of Illinois, the City of 
Chicago to assume the cost of energy for the opera- 
tion of said signals and equipment, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by 14 members 
of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized in accordance with 
his letter of March 27th, 1939 to enter intd a con- 
tract with the Department of Public Works and 
Buildings of the State of Illinois, whereby for and 
in consideration of the installation, at the expense of 
the State of Illinois, of an automatic traffic control 
signal of an approved type, at the northeast and 
northwest corners of the intersection of W. North 
and N. Mobile avenues as well as the detectors and 
all connecting cables along W. North and N. Mobile 
avenues east and north of said intersection, the City 
of Chicago agrees to assume the cost of energy for 
operating the above-described signals and equip- 
ment; the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass vouchers for the 
payment for the same when properly approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and make neces- 
sary charges for electrical energy to Account 
263-F-ll. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice - Chairman. 



Proposed 

Authorization for a Contract for Electric Light and 

Power for the Bureau of Streets Garage and 

Shops (Commonwealth Edison Co.). 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Acting Commis- 
sioner of Streets and Electricity in the matter of 
a contract with the Commonwealth Edison Com- 
pany for a supply of light and power to the Bureau 
of Streets Garage and Shops located at Na. 2322 
S. Ashland avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order (this recommen- 
dation was concurred in by 14 members of the com- 
mittee, with no dissenting votes): 



Ordered, That the Acting Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity be and he is hereby author- 
ized to enter into a contract with the Common- 
wealth Edison Company, without advertising, and 
without bond, for the supply of light and power to 
the Bureau of Streets Garage and Shops, 2322 S. 
Ashland avenue, in accordance with an offer and 
suggested form of contract dated December 30, 
1938; the contract shall conform to the established 
form known as (contract for large light and 
power service) alternating current, rate C-1, and 
the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass vouchers in pay- 
ment for the above and make the necessary charges 
against Appropriation Account 63-F-20. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 
Allowance to Cook County of a Refund of Permit Fee. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, having had under 
consideration the matter of a claim of Cook County 
for a refund of permit fee paid for the installation 
of 4 2000-gallon tanks to certain fuel oil, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following order 
(this recommendation was concurred in by 14 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to pay to Cook County the sum 
of $215.00, chargeable to Account 36-S-3, being a 
refund of fee for permit issued by the Bureau of 
Fire Prevention for the installation of fuel oil 
tanks at Cook County Hospital. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 
Allowance to Charles Farrell of a Refund of Permit 

Fees. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [December 15, 
1938], a claim of Charles Farrell for a refund of 
permit fees, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order (this recommendation 
was concurred in by fourteen members of the com- 
mittee, with no dissenting votes). 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Charles Farrell, 7826 Cottage Grove avenue, the 



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sum of $33.35 being refund of water charge of 
$17.20 on Building Permit No. B-39606 and $16.15 
on Building Permit No. B-30699, which permits 
were not used, and charge same to Account 198-M. 



$325.00 to the amount of $100.00, upon payment 
of the same. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



t 



Proposed 

Allowance of Compensation to the Illinois Bell 

Telephone Co. for Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [April 14, 1938], 
a claim of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company for 
compensation for damage to conduit and cable, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the following 
order (this recommendation was concurred in by 
fourteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes). 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed, in 
accordance with the opinion of the Law Depart- 
ment, attached hereto, to issue a voucher in favor 
of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company in the sum 
of $351.56, same to be in full of all claims for dam- 
age to cable and conduit equipment of the said com- 
pany on February 1, 1937, at 3552 W. 26th street, 
and charge same to Account 195-M; and the City 
Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized 
and directed to pay said voucher when properly 
approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 
Authorization for a Decrease of a Warrant for Collec- 
tion Issued against Theodore A. Kochs Co. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [November 30, 
1938] a claim of Theodore A. Kochs Company for 
decrease of a warrant for collection, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by 14 members 
of the committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to decrease the 
amount of warrant for collection No. F-1605 (1937) 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 

Allowance of Compensation to Emil Melichar for 

Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [March 15, 1939] 
a claim of Emil Melichar for compensation for dam- 
age to property, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by 15 members of the com- 
mittee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Emil Melichar, 3226 N. Sheffield avenue, the sum 
of $409.71 in full settlement for damages arising 
from or growing out of shutting off the water sup- 
ply at premises known as 3226 N. Sheffield avenue 
on December 15, 1938; and the City Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are authorized and directed 
to pass for payment vouchers in accordance with 
the provisions of this order, chargeable to Account 
195-M, when properly approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 

Authorization for Payment to Robert Rausch for Use 

of a Dump Truck during 1938 on W.P.A. Projects, 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Commissioner of 
Public Works in re hire of trucks on W.P.A. proj- 
ects, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by fourteen members of the committee, 
with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his recommendation dated March 27, 1939, to pay 
to Robert Rausch, No. 3522 W. Irving Park road, 
the sum of $112.50 for the hire of one 5-ton Dump 
Truck at the rate of $22.50 per day for five days on 
November 28, December 14, 15, 16 and 21, 1938; 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass for payment 



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payrolls for the above mentioned service and to 
charge the amount of same to Account 75-K-20, 
appropriation for the year 1939. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 

Authorization for Payment of Compensation to Ross 

Richards Reporting Agency for Services Rendered. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Corporation 
Counsel in the matter of expense for reporting 
service on account of the development of the Mu- 
nicipal Airport, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by fourteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby authorized to pay to the Ross Richards 
Reporting Agency the sum of $31.75 for reporting 
service before the Illinois Commerce Commission 
in connection with the development of the Munici- 
pal Airport, chargeable to appropriations under 
Account 36-S-24; and the Comptroller and the City 
" Treasurer are directed and authorized to pass for 
payment voucher for same when properly ap- 
proved by the Corporation Counsel. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Law Department, attached hereto, and charge same 
to Account 36-S-3. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
V ice-Chairman. 



Proposed 
Allowances of Compensation for Personal Injuries. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [December 15, 
1938 and subsequently] sundry claims for com- 
pensation for personal injuries, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by fourteen 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the per- 
sons named the amounts set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of accidents on 
the dates indicated and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 

Mrs. T. C. Cough, 3701 Southport avenue— 
11/19/38 — Southwest corner Roscoe and 
Greenview avenues $10.88 

Mrs. Martha Dee, 2103 S. California avenue 
— 12/14/38 — northwest corner Welling- 
ton and California avenues 12.00 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 

Allowance to M. Schoenwald (Europa Theatre) of 

Refunds of Permit Fees. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [November 30, 
1938], a claim of M. Schoenwald (Europa Theatre) 
for refund of permit fees for exhibiting moving 
pictures, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by fourteen members of the committee, 
with no dissenting votes): 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to M. 
Schoenwald, 617 W. North avenue, the sum of 
$32.00, same to be in full of all claims for refunds 
of fees collected by the City for exhibition of mov- 
ing pictures, in accordance with the opinion of the 



Proposed 
Allowances of Compensation for Damage to Property. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [August 3, 1938 
and subsequently] sundry claims for compensation 
for damage to property, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by fourteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for all claims for 
damage to property as indicated on the dates 
named, in accordance with the various opinions of 
the Law Department attached hereto, and to charge 
same to Account 36-S-3: 



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85 



Name 



Address 



Character 



Amount 



Consumers Millinery Stores 1438 E. 55th street Broken window . . .$ 25.19 

American Glass Company 706 Insurance Exchange Bldg Replacing glass window at 3763 

N. Racine avenue 43.87 

Peter Szumski 1833 W. Iowa street Broken window 3.00 

S. Halsted street Broken window 19.50 

W. Adams street Damage to conduit and cable. . 201.42 



Samuel Marcus 5101 

Commonwealth Edison Co 72 



Commonwealth Edison Co 72 W. Adams street Damage to conduit 



36.10 



Mrs. Virginia Collier 9536 S. Lafayette street Damage to furnace 24.40 



Proposed 
Allowances of Compensation for Damage to Automo- 
biles, Etc. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [December 29, 
1937, and subsequently] sundry claims for compen- 
sation for damage to trucks and automobiles, etc., 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order (this recommendation was concurred in 
by fourteen members of the committee, with no 
dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full of all claims for 
damages to trucks, automobiles or other property, 
as indicated, on the dates named, in accordance 
with the various opinions of the Law Department 
attached hereto, and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 

PaulRizzo, 900 Hudson avenue, 12/21/'37, 
Paxton avenue, between 74th and 75th 
streets — damage to truck . . .$ 58.50 

George Craig, 7130 S. Green street, 
4/10/'38, 5540 S. Halsted street— dam- 
age to automobile 40.00 

Walter Bulak, 10119 Commercial avenue, 
5/8/'38— Calumet River, through 130th 
street Pontoon Bridge — damage to boat 90.00 

Carl Bernhardt, c/o Vernon Glasser, 180 
W. Washington street, 5/17/'38, 15th 
street and California avenue — damage 
to truck 67.00 

W. E. Lipphardt, 540 W. 55th street, 
ll/21/'38. South Chicago and Commer- 
cial avenues — Damage to automobile. . 20.00 

Helen E. Hughes, 11123 Bell avenue, 
l/7/'39, 109th street and Longwood 
drive — damage to automobile 29.20 

Edward C. Schaefer, 3510 W. Diversey 
avenue, ll/9/'38, 732 Parkside avenue 
— damage to automobile 44.00 

Adam Gansiorek, 1663 N. Mozart street, 
ll/27/'38, 1533 N. Fairfield avenue- 
damage to automobile 126.70 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kelly, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Robert Thompson, 720 E. 22nd street, 
12/l/'38, 7941 Yale avenue — damage to 
automobile 3.25 

The Barrett Company, 2800 S. Sacramento 
avenue, 2/2/'39, 2800 S. Sacramento 
avenue — damage to automobile 6.32 

John Burke, 39th street and Cicero ave- 
nue, 10/4/'38, 121 W. Monroe street — 
damage to automobile 8.50 

Robert Johnson, 4821 S. Lake Park ave- 
nue, l/27/'39, 59th and Halsted streets 
— damage to automobile 3.50 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Roger J. Kiley, 

Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 
Allowances of Sundry Refunds of Examination Fees. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [November 9, 
1938 and subsequently] sundry claims for refunds 
of examination fees paid for public motor vehicle 
operaters' licenses, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by fourteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same being refunds of fees deposited 
for public motor vehicle operators' licenses which 
were not issued, and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 

Receipt 
Name Address Number Amount 

Thomas C. Snelling, 5516 N. 

Austin avenue 66655 $5.00 

Frank Pusateri 66632 5.00 

Therron Davis, 3928 South 

Parkway 66180 5.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Roger J. Kiley, 

Vice-Chairman. 



JOURNAL— CITY COUNCII^CHICAGO 



April 26, 1939 



Proposed 
Allowances of Sundry Refunds of Permit Fees. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [December 15, 



1938 and subsequently] sundry claims for refunds 
of permit fees, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by fourteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same being refunds of fees paid under 
permits named for the purposes indicated, and 
charge same to Account 36-S-3: 



Name 



Address 



Permit 



Amount 



D. Stotarsky Northwest corner Stony Island 

and South Chicago avenues. 



Display of flowers and plants Nos. 

4076 and 15091 $ 12.00 



E. C. Herbst 7600 S. Chicago avenue Installation of gasoline tank No. 

26489 20.00 



Garden City Engineering Co. 



, 100 N. La Salle street Electrical inspection No. 520047 , 

Respectfully submitted. 



155.90 



Proposed 

Allowances of Sundry Refunds of Cash Bail and 

Court Costs. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 
To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [September 28, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



1938 and subsequently] sundry claims for refunds 
of bail bonds or fines and costs assessed in the Mu- 
nicipal Court, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by fourteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, being refunds of fines and costs and 
bail bonds in the Municipal Court, in accordance 
with the various reports of the City Comptroller 
attached hereto, and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 



Name Address Character Amount 

Harry Gray 2701 N. Lawndale avenue. . .Bail bond— Case No. 3962626 $10.00 

Henry C. Hajek (Pyott Foun- 
dry & Machine Co.) 139 N. Clark street Jury fees— Case No. 4052422 6.00 

Fred C. Ott, c/o Robert M. 

Woodward 33 N. La Salle street Jury fees — Case No. 3575842 6.00 

Oscar Carlson 3222 N. Clifton avenue Fine and costs— Case No. 4083822. . 25.00 

William Le Roy, c/o Charles F. 

McCarter 30 N. La Salle street Fine and costs— Case No. 1615014 

(less $100.00 bail bond) 66.50 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 
Allowances of Refunds of Vehicle License Fees. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [June 20, 1938 and 
subsequently] sundry claims for refunds of vehicle 



license fees, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by fourteen members of the committee, 
with no dissenting votes). 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for claims for re- 
funds of vehicle license fees taken out in error or 
in duplicate, in accordance with the several reports 
of the License Bureau, attached hereto, and charge 
same to Account 236-M: 



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Harry R. Walters 10318 

The Warfield Co 536 

Edmanson-Bock Catering Co 2855 

J. B. Chapman 

Estate of Gustav A. J. Meyer, Deceased . 24 

National Cylinder Gas. Co 205 

A. J. Castle 6922 

L. J. Krakover 1357 

Wm. D. Baker 

Max Becker 4851 

Francis Otto Gustafson 2410 

H. R. McLaughlin 1400 

Mrs. D. R. McVicker 7956 

B. L. Rosing 6963 



Muskegon avenue . . . .Vehicle License No. 384213. . 

W, Cermak road Vehicle License No. 508964. . 

N. Halsted street Vehicle License Nos. 9405-8. 

Detroit, Mich Vehicle License No. 75202. . 

S. Jefferson street. . . .Vehicle License No. 136. . 

W. Wacker drive Vehicle License No. 301240. . 

S. Jeffery avenue Vehicle License No. 99311 

and 3699. . 

E. 47th place Vehicle License No. 364229. . 

South Bend, Indiana. .Vehicle License No. 73433. , 
N. Christiana avenue . Vehicle License No. 1099.. 
Lakeview avenue . . . .Vehicle License No. 185640. , 

Lake Shore drive Vehicle License No. 371967. , 

Union avenue Vehicle License No. 195435. . 

Woodlawn avenue . . . .Vehicle License No. 189098. . 



Respectfully submitted, 



f 8.00 
8.00 

96.00 
8.00 

16.00 
8.00 

24.00 
8.00 
8.00 

24.00 
8.00 
8.00 
8.00 
8.00 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



I 



Proposed 

Allowances of Sundry Refunds of 90% of Special 

Assessments for Water Supply Pipes. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [March 15, 1939], 
sundry claims for refunds of 90% of special assess- 
ments for water supply pipes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of an ordinance submitted here- 
with (An ordinance authorizing refunds of 90% of 
special assessments for water supply pipes.) [Ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 1.] 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Proposed 

Authorization for Cancellation of Sundry Warrants 

for Collection. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report, which was, on motion of Alderman Rowan, 
deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) [November 9, 1938 
and subsequently] sundry claims and orders for 
cancellation of warrants for collection, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following order (this 
recommendation was concurred in by fourteen 
members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes) : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel warrants 
for collection as follows: 



Warrant No. 

F-18108 
D-28391 
B-17625 
A-11312 
B-20631 



Name 



Amount 



(Signed) 



Swedish Covenant Hospital. .. .$19.50 
Roseland Swed. Baptist Church. 8.80 

Mantellate Sisters 5.00 

The Holland Home 5.00 

Marks Nathan Jewish Home. . . 11.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice- Chairman. 



In the Matter of Appointment of a Committee to 
Study Unemployment, Etc. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

. To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from Arthur J. McGurn in 
the matter of the appointment of a committee to 
study unemployment, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
that said communication be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Labor and Industrial Relations. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Proposed 

Use of Men between the Ages of 45 and 60 Years for 

Traffic Duty at Certain Street Intersections. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 



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April 26, 1939 



Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 45) a resolution in 
the matter of the employment of men between the 
ages of forty-five and sixty years for special traffic 
duty at certain street crossings, to be paid from 
motor fuel tax funds, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend 
that said resolution be referred to the Committee 
on Traffic and Public Safety. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
■ Vice-Chairman. 



' Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



In the Matter of an Audit of the Records of the City 
Comptroller for the Year 1938. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred a communication (certificate) from Mc- 
Coy, Holland, Arndt & Sweeney, accountants and 
auditors, in the matter of the accounts and sup- 
porting records of the city comptroller of the City 
of Chicago for the year 1938, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the copy of the certificate be published 
and placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 

The following is the certificate referred to in the 
said committee report: 

(copy) 

McCoy, Holland, Arndt & Sweeney,] 
Chicago, April 14, 1939.) 

To the Committee on Finance, City Council, City of 
Chicago: 

Certificate 

Sirs — We have examined the accounts and sup- 
porting records of the Comptroller of the City of 
Chicago for the year ended December 31, 1938. 



Our examination embodied a verification of the 
books of the Comptroller with daily reports and 
monthly recapitulations of cash receipts and dis- 
bursements submitted by the various city depart- 
ments, bureaus, divisions, and related bodies, with 
the exception of the Board of Education. 

The appended financial statements are in agree- 
ment with the books of the Comptroller and in our 
opinion are true statements of the financial trans- 
actions reported to the Comptroller during the year 
1938 and the resultant financial condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) McCoy, Holland, Arndt & Sweeney. 



Financial Statement of Poppy Day Receipts for 1938 
by the American Legion. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom were re- 
ferred reports of The American Legion concerning 
the proceeds of its 1938 Poppy Day, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report that the 
reports submitted by The American Legion show 
receipts from the sale of poppies in 1938 to be 
$43,280.50, which were disbursed as follows: 

Disbursements: 

Total paid to Posts — Chicago .$21,939.05 

Total paid to Department 20,028.47 

V. P. D. A. — Expense share 1,136.49 

Cook County expenses 55.00 

Paid Posts — adjustments 61.50 

Paid Department — adjustments .... 59.99 

$43,280.50 

and the Committee recommends that the reports be 
placed on file. ' 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Roger J. Kiley, 

Vice-Chairman. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Financial Statement of Poppy Day Receipts for 1938 
by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, April 26, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a report of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 
concerning the proceeds of its 1938 Poppy Day, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the summary report be 
published and placed on file. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



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89 



Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



The following is the summary submitted with the 
foregoing committee report: 

Chicago, March 24, 1939. 

Veterans Poppy Day Association. 

Attention: Mr. Harry A. Sewell, Secretary, 7 South 
Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois: 

Gentlemen — Herewith is statement of expendi- 
tures of Poppy Day collections received by the Vet- 
erans of Foreign Wars on 1938 Poppy Day in Chi- 
cago. 

This report covers expenditures from March 1, 
1938 to September 30, 1938 insofar as the attached 
detail of Post expenditures is concerned. 

The gross amount received was $10,344.02, which 
was distributed as follows: 

To Department of Illinois $6,541.30 

To Poppy Day expense 301.20 

To Chicago Posts 3,501.52 

$10,344.02 

The distribution of monies received by the De- 
partment of Illinois is as follows: 

To Department Liaison service $1,368.50 

To National Department service 2,052.75 

To National Home at Eaton Rapids, 

Mich 1,368.50 



$4,789.75 

Balance expended by the Department of Illinois 
for the cost of Poppy Drive and the purchase of 
poppies. 

The detail of expenditures for Posts in Chicago is 
herewith attached. 

Yours in comradeship, 

(Signed) E. H. Gabbielsen, 

Department Liaison Officer. 

(Signed) John P. Flanagan, 

Department Poppy Chairman. 



(Signed) 



Maurice Lepavsky, 

Notary Public. 



Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day 
of March, 1939. 

My commission expires September 18, 1940. 



BUILDINGS AND ZONING. 



Allowance of a Variation from the Requirements of 

the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Nos. 2500-2506 

W. Chicago Av.). 

The Committee on Buildings and Zoning submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an ordinance 



submitted therewith to allow a variation from the 
requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to 
the premises known as Nos. 2500-2506 W. Chicago 
avenue. 

Alderman Keane moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, On April 10, 1939, the Board of Ap- 
peals (Zoning) adopted the following resolution: 

"Whereas, William Mianowski and Staley 
Grzegorczyk, owners, filed, January 17, 1939, an 
application under the zoning ordinance to per- 
mit, in a commercial district nearer than 125 ft. 
to an apartment district, the erection of a one- 
story addition, 54 ft. 9 in. x 75 ft., and the re- 
modeling of an existing building, and the 
establishment of a wholesale bakery thereon, on 
premises at 2500-06 W. Chicago avenue; and 

Whereas, the decision of the Commissioner of 
Buildings rendered January 18, 1939, reads: 

'Application not approved. Proposed im- 
provement does not conform with requirements 
of zoning ordinance.'; 

and 

Whereas, the proposed use is to be located in 
a commercial district nearer than 125 ft. to an 
apartment district and would violate the strict 
letter of the zoning ordinance; and 

Whereas, a public hearing was held on this 
application by the board of appeals at its regu- 
lar meeting held on April 10, 1939, after due 
public notice by publication in the Chicago Jour- 
nal of Commerce on January 28, 1939; and 

Whereas, the board of appeals is authorized by 
law in cases where there are practical difficulties 
or particular hardship in the way of carrying out 
the strict letter of the zoning ordinance to hear 
and recommend variations of such ordinance to 
the City Council under rules provided in such 
ordinance; and 

Whereas, in the rules provided in the zoning 
ordinance relating to the authority of the board 
of appeals to recommend variations to the City 
Council there appears the following rule in Sec- 
tion 28, par. (8): 

'Permission to maintain a * * * C3 use any- 
where in a Commercial District * * * which 



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April 26, 1939 



otherwise would not be permitted by this or- 
dinance, where clearly the appropriate use of 
neighboring property is not injured thereby.'; 

and 

Whereas, the board of appeals, having fully 
heard the testimony and arguments of the parties 
and being fully advised in the premises, finds 
that the proposed use is to be located in a com- 
mercial district; that there is practical difficulty 
and unnecessary hardship in the way of carrying 
out the strict letter of the zoning ordinance and 
that the applicant should be granted relief on 
condition that all permits necessary for the erec- 
tion of the proposed addition and the establish- 
ment of the proposed use shall be obtained within 
three months and all work involved shall be com- 
pleted within six months after the passage of 
an ordinance by the City Council; that all other 
ordinances of the city of Chicago shall be com- 
plied with and that plans in triplicate shall be 
approved by the board of appeals before a build- 
ing permit is issued herein; and 

Whereas, the board further finds that the prem- 
ises are located in a commercial district; that the 
proposed use will be so conducted that the appro- 
priate use of neighboring property will not be in- 
jured thereby; that there is particular hardship 
in this case and that the variation may be made 
consistently in harmony with the intent and pur- 
pose of the zoning regulations and would not be 
detrimental to the public welfare, safety or 
health, 

Resolved, that the board of appeals by virtue 
of the authority conferred upon it does hereby 
recommend that the City Council enact the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

'Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, 
paragraph (8) of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance as amended, a variation be and the same 
is hereby allowed for the erection of a one- 
story addition, 54 ft. 9 in. x 75 ft., and the re- 
modeling of an existing building, and the es- 
tablishment and operation of a wholesale 
bakery therein, on premises at 2500-06 W. Chi- 
cago avenue in conformity with the findings 
and recommendations of the board of appeals 
of the City of Chicago on April 10, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings is 
hereby ordered and directed to grant permis- 
sion for the erection of a one-story addition, 
54 ft. 9 in. x 75 ft., and the remodeling of an 
existing building, and the establishment and 
operation of a wholesale bakery therein on 
premises at 2500-06 W. Chicago avenue on con- 
dition that all permits necessary for the erec- 
tion of the proposed building and the establish- 
ment of the proposed use shall be obtained 
within three months and all work involved 
shall be completed within six months after the 
passage of this ordinance; that all other ordi- 
nances of the city of Chicago shall be complied 
with and that plans in triplicate shall be ap- 
proved by the board of appeals before a build- 
ing permit is issued herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage.' " ; 

now, therefore, 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That pursuant to Section 28, para- 
graph (8) of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as 
amended, a variation be and the same is hereby 
allowed for the erection of a one-story addition, 54 
ft. 9 in. x 75 ft., and the remodeling of an existing 
building, and the establishment and operation of 
a wholesale bakery therein, on premises at 2500-06 
W. Chicago avenue in conformity with the findings 
and recommendations of the board of appeals of 
the city of Chicago on April 10, 1939. 

Section 2. The Commissioner of Buildings is 
hereby ordered and directed to grant permission for 
the erection of a one-story addition, 54 ft. 9 in. x 
75 ft., and the remodeling of an existing building, 
and the establishment and operation of a wholesale 
bakery therein on premises at 2500-06 W. Chicago 
avenue on condition that all permits necessary for 
the erection of the proposed building and the estab- 
lishment of the proposed use shall be obtained 
within three months and all work involved shall be 
completed within six months after the passage of 
this ordinance; that all other ordinances of the city 
of Chicago shall be complied with and that plans in 
triplicate shall be approved by the board of appeals 
before a building permit is issued herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



JUDICIARY AND STATE LEGISLATION. 



Memorializing of Congress for a Reduction of the 

Interest Rate on Home Owners' Loans and for an 

Extension of the Amortization Period on 

Such Loans. 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation 
submitted a report recommending the adoption of a 
resolution submitted therewith to memorialize Con- 
gress to reduce the interest rate on home owners' 
loans, and to extend the amortization period on such 
loans. 

Alderman Brody moved to concur in said report 
and to adopt the resolution. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said resolution was adopted by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, The Home Owners Loan Corporation 
was organized by Act of Congress to relieve per- 



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91 



sons in distress from loss of their homes by fore- 
closure during the national economic depression; 
and 

Whereas, Thousands of home owners in Chicago 
took advantage of the offer of the Home Owners 
Loan Corporation to refinance their mortgages on 
a fifteen-year amortization plan with interest at five 
per cent per annum; and 

Whereas, On account of the unanticipated con- 
tinuance of the unparalleled economic depression, 
these home owners are unable to meet their obli- 
gations to the Home Owners Loan Corporation and 
unless further relief is granted they will suffer the 
loss of their homes through foreclosures; now, 
therefore. 

Be it Resolved hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, That the United States Congress be 
memorialized to provide by law for reduction of the 
interest rate and an extension of the period of 
amortization of all home owners' loans ; 

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of these reso- 
lutions, certified by the City Clerk, be transmitted 
by said City Clerk to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and to the President of the Senate 
of the United States. 



i 



In the Matter of Legislation Affecting the City of 
Chicago Introduced in the 61st General Assembly. 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation 
submitted the following report, which was, on motion 
of Alderman Brody, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion, having had under consideration the matter, 
of sundry bills presented at the current session of 
the Sixty-First General Assembly, which directly 
affect the City of Chicago and should receive atten- 
tion at the hands of the City Council, beg leave to 
report that they have studied said bills and submit 
the following recommendations thereon: 

« 
I. 

That the City Council approve and respectfully 
petition the General Assembly to enact into law 

Senate Bills. 

S. B. 7. Provides for a method of adjudicating 
tax levies made by municipal and quasi-munic- 
ipal corporations and taxing bodies (other than 
the State of Illinois) containing 500,000 or more 
inhabitants. Requires each municipal corpora- 
tion, quasi-municipal corporation, or taxing body 
on or before the second day of April of each year 
to file with the County Clerk a duly certified copy 
of its annual tax levy ordinance. On the fifth 
day of April of each year, the County Clerk 
shall prepare and file in the proper County Court, 
a petition for the confirmation of the tax levies 
contained in said tax levy ordinance so filed with 
him. A copy of said tax levy ordinance shall 
be attached to, and by reference be made a part 
of the petition. The petition shall likewise set 



forth the percentage of loss and cost of collec- 
tion which the County Clerk proposes to add 
where no levies for that purpose have been made 
by the municipal corporation, quasi-municipal 
corporation, or taxing body, and where such ad- 
dition is permitted by law. The petition shall 
designate a return day which shall be the thir- 
tieth day of April of each year. On the tenth 
day of April of each year the County Clerk 
shall cause a notice to be published in some 
secular newspaper of general circulation pub- 
lished in the territorial limits of the municipal 
corporation, quasi-municipal corporation or tax- 
ing body whose annual tax levies are sought to 
be confirmed. Provides that if dates herein men- 
tioned fall on a Sunday, matters required to 
be attended to on such dates, shall be on the 
following Monday. Gives any taxpayer or in- 
terested person the right to appear and file ob- 
jections to any part or all of any such tax levies. 
Provides that when all objections have been de- 
termined the County Court shall enter an order 
confirming the levies in whole or in part and 
disaffirming those found illegal. Provides for 
appeals from orders of the County Court. If 
any order of the County Court is reversed or 
modified by the Supreme Court prior to the 
computation of tax rates, the County Clerk shall 
compute the tax rates and extend taxes in ac- 
cordance with the judgment of the Supreme 
Court. In the event the computation of the tax 
rates or the extension of taxes has been made 
prior to the decision of the Supreme Court and 
the order of the County Court is reversed or 
modified thereby, the County Clerk shall correct 
the proper collectors' warrant books to accord 
with the judgment of the Supreme Court. The 
final adjudication of tax levies shall be con- 
clusive as to the validity or invalidity of any and 
all such tax levies. Act to apply only to tax 
levies made for the year 1940 and thereafter. 

S. B. 26. Amends section 8 of the Workmen's 
Compensation Act. Increases the benefits to be 
paid for total incapacity from fifty to sixty-six 
and two-thirds per centum of the weekly earn- 
ings but not to be less than $8.00 (now $7.50) 
nor more than $25.00 (now $15.00) per week. In- 
creases benefits for loss of thumb, finger, toe, 
hand, arm, foot, leg, eye, testicle, ear, from fifty 
to sixty-six and two-thirds per centum of the 
weekly wages, for certain weeks. 

S. B. 53. Amends sections 8 and 10 V2 of the 
Motor Fuel Tax Act. Provides that funds al- 
lotted and paid over to municipalities may be 
used by such municipalities for the paving, re- 
paving, surfacing, resurfacing, altering, opening, 
widening, construction, reconstruction or other- 
wise improving any street or thoroughfare in 
the municipality. Repeals provision requiring 
the approval of the Department of Public Build- 
ings as to the expenditure of such funds for the 
construction, maintenance or repair of streets 
forming part of arterial highways of the State. 

S. B. 61. Provides that workmen employed on 
any public work shall be paid not less than the 
prevailing rate of wages. Provides that the pub- 
lic body awarding the contract shall determine 
the prevailing rate and shall have such rate in- 
serted in the contract. Provides for penalties 
if the contractor or sub-contractor pays less 
than the prevailing rate for work on public 
projects. Also provides for keeping of records 
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workers employed oh public works. Defines 
"public works" and defines "general prevailing 
rate per diem wages." Penalties for violations 
by any public officer, contractor, or sub-con- 
tractor of any provisions of this Act. 

S. B. 72. Apportions the State into fifty-one 
Senatorial districts and repeals the present Act on 
the subject. 

S. B. 99. Amends sections 162 and 191 of the 
1872 Revenue Act. Requires persons who wish 
to object to any taxes to pay all of that part of 
his tax bill which he admits to be legal, and in 
no case less than 75% of each tax bill. 

S. B. 108. Reapportions the State into twenty- 
seven congressional districts and repeals the 
present Act apportioning the State into such dis- 
tricts. 

S. B. 110. Amends section 1 of Article IV of 
the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Authorizes cities, vil- 
lages, incorporated towns and counties by ordi- 
nance to prohibit any woman, other than a 
licensee or the wife of a licensee, from drawing, 
pouring or mixing any alcoholic liquor as an 
employee of any retail licenser; and to prohibit 
any minor from any time attending any bar and 
from drawing, pouring or mixing any alcoholic 
liquor in any licensed retail premises. 

S. B. 184. Authorizes the Governor, the State 
Treasurer and the Auditor of Public Accounts to 
issue and sell notes drawn against and in an- 
ticipation of the State's share of the motor fuel 
tax funds received or collected by the State prior 
to July 1, 1959, in an amount not to exceed 
$80,000,000. One-half of the proceeds from the 
sale of such notes to be used for construction, 
improvement and reconstruction of secondary 
roads as authorized by section lib of the State 
Highway Act, and the other one-half to be used 
to pay four-tenths of the cost of constructing 
safety trunk highways within any county, city, 
village or incorporated town of 500,000 or more 
inhabitants. Authorizes the above named of- 
ficers to issue additional notes drawn against and 
in anticipation of any county's or municipality's 
share of the motor fuel tax fund prior to July 1, 
1959, in an amount not to exceed in the aggre- 
gate 50% of the total anticipated allotment of 
such funds to such county or municipality from 
the date of issue until July 1, 1959, such total 
anticipated allotment to be based on the share 
of funds available by law to such county or mu- 
nicipality for construction of State highways or 
State aid roads during the calendar year im- 
mediately preceding the date of issue. No an- 
ticipation notes to be issued against any county's 
or municipality's share unless such county or 
municipality passes a resolution or ordinance 
approved by the Department of Public Works 
and Buildings providing for the opening, widen- 
ing, extending, improving, constructing or re- 
constructing of roads, streets, or thoroughfares 
or for engineering costs in connection therewith 
in accordance with the motor fuel tax law. Fixes 
details of the issue and authorizes the State 
Treasurer to purchase any such notes with any 
surplus funds in the State treasury not needed 
for current expenses due or about to become 
due. 

S. B. 185. Appropriates $40,000,000 from 
the Special Highway Fund in the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings for the construc- 



tion of safety trunk motor highways in counties, 
cities and villages and incorporated towns of 
500,000 or more inhabitants. 

S. B. 186. Appropriates $40,000,000 from 
the Special Highway Fund in the Department of 
Public Works and Buildings for the construc- 
tion, improvement and reconstruction of secon- 
dary roads pursuant to section lib of an Act in 
relation to State Highways. 

S. B. 187. Amends section 2 of the State High- 
way Act and adds section lib thereto. Authorizes 
the Department of Public Works and Buildings 
to designate a system of secondary roads and to 
construct, improve or reconstruct same as rapidly 
as funds for same are made available by the 
State. Said roads to consist of farm to market 
roads; mine to market roads; rural free delivery 
mail roads; public school bus roads, and other 
rural roads of community value; also roads 
through municipalities when such roads are 
necessary for continuity of service. Said roads 
to be in addition to the secondary roads author- 
ized under section 11a of said Act. 

S. B. 188. Authorizes the Governor, State 
Treasurer and Auditor of Public Accounts to 
issue and sell from time to time notes drawn 
against and in anticipation of the State's share 
of the Motor Fuel Tax Fund received or collect- 
ible by the State prior to July 1, 1954, in an 
amount not to exceed $80,000,000. Said moneys 
to be placed in the "Special Highway Fund" in 
the State treasury and to be used as follows: 
One-half of said moneys to be used to construct, 
improve and reconstruct secondary roads as 
authorized by section lib of the State Highway 
Act and the other one-half of such proceeds to 
be used to pay four-tenths of the cost of con- 
structing rapid transit motor highways within 
the City of Chicago. Fixes details of the issu- 
ance and sale of said notes and authorizes the 
State Treasurer to purchase any such notes 
whenever there is a surplus in any of the funds 
in the State treasury not needed for current 
expenses due or about to become due. 

S. B. 232. Amends sections 47 and 55 of the 
Firemen's Pension Fund Act in cities exceeding 
500,000 inhabitants. Provides that whenever the 
amount in the ordinary disability fund at the end 
of any calendar year has been sufficient to pro- 
vide for all valid claims for ordinary and dis- 
ability benefits due for such year, salary deduc- 
tions for such year shall forthwith become and 
be the property of the respective firemen con- 
cerned, and any fireman from whose salary such 
deductions have been made for such year shall 
have the right to direct the retirement board to 
transfer his individual deductions so made to 
the Gift Fund to be used as such firemen shall in 
writing specify or otherwise direct as to what 
disposition shall be made of his individual salary 
deductions. Provides that whenever any gift of 
moneys or other property is made to the Gift 
Fund to be used for the specific benefit of any 
class of beneficiaries of this State, such moneys or 
other property shall be used by the retirement 
board for only such specified purposes. 

S. B. 253. Relates to sale of ad valorem tax 
bonds by political subdivisions or municipal cor- 
porations. Prohibits issuance of ad valorem tax 
bonds over $10,000 unless bonds offered at public 
sale after advertisement. Permits private sale 
after 30 days if no bids received at public sale. 



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II. 

That the City Council approve and respectfully 
petition the General Assembly to enact into law 

House Bills 

H. B. 11. Requires that preference in the con- 
struction of public works projects and improve- 
ments be given to citizens of the United States 
who have resided in Illinois for one year. Makes 
it the duty of every person in charge of such 
construction, either by law or contract, to employ 
Illinois laborers on such projects and every con- 
tract let by any such person shall contain the 
provision requiring that such labor be used. 
Permits every contractor to place on such work 
not to exceed three of his regularly employed 
non-resident executive and technical experts. 
Authorizes employment of non-resident labor- 
ers when Illinois laborers are not available. 
Penalty. 

H. B. 27. Amends section 8 of the Workmen's 
Compensation Act. Increases the benefits to be 
paid for total incapacity from fifty to sixty-six 
and two-thirds per centum of the weekly earn- 
ings but not to be less than $8.00 (now $7.50) 
nor more than $25.00 (now $15.00) per week, nor 
a total of $5,000. Increases benefits for loss of 
thumb, finger, toe, hand, arm, foot, leg, eye, 
testicle, ear, from fifty to sixty-six and two- 
thirds per centum of the weekly wage, for cer- 
tain weeks. 

H. B. 39. Amends section 8 of Workmen's 
Occupational Diseases Act. Increases the benefits 
to be paid for total incapacity from fifty to sixty- 
six and two-thirds per centum of the weekly 
earnings but not to be less than $8.00 (now 
$7.50) nor more than $25.00 (now $15.00) per 
week, nor a total of $5,000. Provides that bene- 
fits for disfigurement shall not exceed $3,500. In- 
creases benefits for loss of thumb, finger, toe, 
hand, arm, foot, eye, leg, testicle and ear, from 
fifty to sixty-six and two-thirds per centum of 
the weekly wage for certain work. 

H. B. 40. Amends section 8 of the Workmen's 
Compensation Act. Increases the benefits to be 
paid for total incapacity from fifty to sixty-six 
and two-thirds per centum of the weekly earn- 
ings but not to be less than $8.00 (now $7.50) 
nor more than $25.00 (now $15.00) per week, 
nor a total of $5,000. For disfigurement the max- 
imum benefit is fixed at $3,500. Increases bene- 
fits for loss of thumb, finger, toe, hand, arm, 
foot, leg, eye, testicle, ear, from fifty to sixty- 
six and two-thirds per centum of the weekly 
wages for certain weeks. 

H. B. 58. Provides that no political subdivi- 
sion or municipal corporation of this State shall 
sell its general obligation bonds unless ten days 
prior notice of such sale is given in one publica- 
tion of a newspaper having a general circulation 
therein, which newspaper is devoted in part to 
advertisements and news of bond and stock 
finances. Such notice to state the time and place 
where bids will be received together with all 
other details relating to the issuance of such 
bonds. All bids may be rejected, but in such 
case, readvertisement in the same manner shall 
be had prior to any sale, unless such bonds are 
sold at private sale for not less than the highest 
bid received. If no bids are received, the bonds 
may ■ be sold without further advertisement at 
private sale at not less than 95 per cent of the 



par value thereof and accrued interest to date of 
delivery, except as to refunding bonds which 
shall not be sold for less than par and accrued 
interest. 

H. B. 72. Amends sections 49 and 51 of the 
Public Utility Act. Authorizes the Commerce 
Commission to require metal materials to be 
used in the construction of mobile apparatus of 
any street railroads. Prohibits use of such as 
does not comply. Allows six months for replace- 
ments. Emergency. 

H. B. 76. Amends section 10 1/2 of the Motor 
Fuel Tax Law. Provides that moneys alloted to 
municipalities may be used for the construction 
or maintenance, or both, on arterial streets or 
thoroughfares on which such construction is 
authorized by law, of automatic control signals 
exhibiting the words "Stop" and "Go," or lights 
indicating such traffic signals. 

H. B. 89. Provides that workmen employed 
on any public work shall be paid not less than 
the prevailing rate of wages. Provides that the 
public body awarding the contract shall de- 
termine the prevailing rate and shall have such 
rate inserted in the contract. Provides for 
penalties if the contractor or sub-contractor pays 
less than the prevailing rate for work on public 
projects. Also provides for keeping of records 
by contractor of the names and occupations of 
workers employed on public works. Defines 
"public works" and defines "general prevailing 
rate of per diem wages." Penalties for violations 
by any public officer, contractor, or sub-con- 
tractor of any provisions of this Act. 

H. B. 117. Amends sections 177 and 227 and 
adds section 227b to the 1872 Revenue Act. Pro- 
vides that any person having an interest in any 
tract or tracts or a lot or lots that was or were 
forfeited to the State because of delinquency in 
general taxes for the years 1929, 1930, 1931, 
1932, or 1933, or one or more of said years, and 
desiring to redeem the same, may, during the 
period between July 1, 1939, and March 1, 1940, 
apply to the county clerk, who shall issue his 
order to the county collector, directing him to 
receive from said person only the principal of 
all such general taxes and all costs due thereon, 
but exclusive of penalties and forfeiture fees, in 
full payment for the redemption of such tract 
or tracts or lot or lots so forfeited to the State. 
These provisions shall not apply unless all the 
taxes upon any such property for the year 1928 
shall have been paid in full and after August 
1, 1939, five per cent of such delinquent taxes 
shall be added thereto. 

H. B. 139. Appropriates $100,000 to the Ad- 
jutant General for the construction of an addi- 
tion to the Eighth Infantry Armory in Chicago 
and for such repair work as is needed to be done 
at the said Armory. 

H. B. 160. Provides that whenever the State 
of Illinois or any political subdivision thereof or 
any municipal corporation therein or any agency 
or instrumentality of any of said public bodies 
is authorized or required to purchase gravel for 
use in performing its official duties, it shall pur- 
chase gravel mined in the State of Illinois if the 
cost thereof, including transportation charges, is 
not more than ten per cent greater than the cost 
of gravel mined outside of Illinois. Makes con- 
tracts in violation of this Act void. Penalty. 



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H. B. 163. Amends section 23 of Article V 
of Cities and Villages Act. Makes it discre- 
tionary instead of mandatory for the city council 
or board of trustees to change the name of any 
street, avenue, alley or other public place when 
petitioned by at least 60 per cent of the owners 
of the property abutting thereon. 

H. B. 194. Prohibits officers in charge of any 
institutions, maintained by the State or any 
political subdivision thereof or municipality 
therein, who are authorized or required to pur- 
chase commodities for use of any such institu- 
tion, from purchasing such commodities from 
vendors in any other state whose preference laws 
prohibit the purchase by public institutions of 
such other states of commodities grown or pro- 
duced in Illinois. 

H. B. 204. Amends section 1.12 of the Limi- 
tation of Indebtedness Act. Provides that such 
limitation is not to apply to any city, village or 
incorporated town for the purpose of construct- 
ing, altering, improving or repairing bridges. 

H. B. 236. Adds section 227b to the 1872 
Revenue Act. Provides that any person having 
an interest in any tract or tracts or lot or lots 
that was or were forfeited to the State because 
of delinquency in general taxes for the years 
1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, or 1936, 
or one or more of said years, and desiring to re- 
deem the same, may, during the period between 
July 1, 1939, and March 1, 1940, apply to the 
County Cleric, who shall issue his order to the 
county collector, directing him to receive from 
said person only the principal of all such general 
taxes and all costs due thereon, but exclusive 
of penalties and forfeiture fees, in full payment 
for the redemption of such tract or tracts or lot 
or lots so forfeited to the State. These provisions 
shall not apply unless all the taxes upon any such 
property for the year 1928 shall have been paid 
in full and after August 1, 1939, five per cent of 
such delinquent taxes shall be added thereto. 

H. B. 262. Amends section 1 of Article IV of 
the Alcoholic Liquor Act. Authorizes cities, vil- 
lages, incorporated towns and counties by ordi- 
nance to prohibit any woman, other than a 
licensee or the wife of a licensee, from drawing, 
pouring or mixing any alcoholic liquor as an em- 
ployee of any retail licensee; and to prohibit any 
minor from any time attending any bar and from 
drawing, pouring or mixing any alcoholic liquor 
in any licensed retail premises. 

H. B. 310. Revises the General Revenue Laws 
of Illinois and repeals fourteen existing statutes 
on the subject. 

H. B. 311. Amends section 2 of Article IX of 
the Township Act. Repeals the provision requir- 
ing the collector to take the constitutional oath of 
office. 

H. B. 312. Amends section 1 of Article VII 
of the Township Act. Transfers from the Reve- 
nue Act to the Township Act the provisions re- 
lating to the term of office of township assessors. 

H. B. 313. Amends section 35a of the 1898 
Revenue Act. Provides that whenever the county 
assessor has failed to list and assess for taxation 
property that has been omitted in the assessment 
for the current year, or in any prior year or years, 
and for which such tax has not been paid, then 
the Board of Appeals shall direct the County 
Assessor to assess such property. 



H. B. 314. Adds section 2a to the 1872 Reve- 
nue Act. Requires the purchaser of real or per- 
sonal property theretofore exempt from taxation 
under section 2 of this Act, within ten days after 
the conveyance, to file with the Board of As- 
sessors, Supervisor of Assessments, or County 
Assessor, as the case may be, in the county where 
the property is located, a statement in writing 
that such property has been conveyed to him. 
Makes it the duty of the assessors to make an 
assessment of such property theretofore exempt 
from taxation on April 1, following the date of 
the conveyance. In the event such property, no 
longer exempt from taxation, has been omitted 
from assessment for previous years, the assessors 
are authorized to assess such omitted property 
for any number of years for which taxes should 
have been paid. Requires the purchaser to pay 
such back taxes plus a penalty of ten per cent 
of the amount of such taxes exclusive of and in 
addition to any other interest and penalties 
otherwise provided for delinquent tax payments. 

H. B. 318. Amends section 94 of Article V of 
the Cities and Villages Act. Provides that in 
awarding contracts for paper, printing, stationery 
and blanks, preference shall be given to a resi- 
dent of Illinois if the amount of his bid is not 
more than 10 per cent greater than the bid of a 
non-resident. 

H. B. 353. Appropriates $2,500,000 to the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings for 
the acquisition of a site, preparation of plans, and 
the construction of a suitable office building to 
provide office space, for the several divisions and 
units of the State government which now are or 
may be located in the city of Chicago. 

H. B. 392. Amends sections 138, 161, 167, 
177, 181, 233, 241, 243 and 244 of an Act for the 
assessment of property and for the levy and col- 
lection of taxes. Provides that penalties collected 
on taxes be distributed pro rata to the taxing 
bodies levying the original tax. 

H. B. 437. Amends section 95 and adds sec- 
tion 95a to Article V of the Cities and Villages 
Act. Authorizes cities and villages to tax, license, 
regulate and direct the location of all places of 
business of purchasers, traders and dealers in 
second-hand or used personal property of any 
description. 

H. B. 469. Amends sections 166 and 167 of 
School Law. Provides that scholarships now 
awarded to recognized four-year high schools for 
instruction in normal schools be awarded to rec- 
ognized four-year public and parochial schools. 

H. B. 522. Repeals section 11 of an Act to 
provide for the incorporation, management and 
regulation of pawner's societies. Providing for 
the appointment of one director by the Governor 
and mayor of the city in which such corporation 
has its main office. 

H. B. 540. Provides that all bonds hereafter 
issued by the State or any political subdivision 
or municipal corporation thereof, when such 
issue is $50,000, or more, shall be advertised for 
sale either on sealed bids or at public auction. 
Provides for advertising such sales. Administra- 
tive officials shall have power to reject any and 
all bids. Excepts from the provisions of the Act 
contracts for the sale of bonds made prior to the 
effective date hereof, and excepts issues of re- 
funding bonds where such bonds are to be issued 
in exchange for bonds refunded thereby. 



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in. 

That the City Council disapprove and respect- 
fully petition the General Assembly not to enact 
into law 

Senate Bills: 

S. B. 20. Amends sections 3a and 6 of the Act 
requiring custodians to file and publish state- 
ments of receipts and disbursements thereof. 
Makes the Act applicable to the State at large. 
Requires publication of funds received from the 
county collector as well as those received from 
the county treasurer. 

S. B. 52. Provides for a lien in favor of every 
person licensed to practise dentistry or medicine 
and surgery and hospitals for services rendered 
a person injured through the negligence and 
wrongful acts of others, upon all claims and 
causes of action accruing in favor of the injured 
person. Such lien is to be for reasonable charges 
and not to exceed one-third of the sum paid to 
or on behalf of said injured person. Such lien 
shall attach to any verdict, judgment or decree 
based on an action for personal injury. 

S. B. 71. Imposes a tax upon the privilege of 
using the airports and landing fields of any mu- 
nicipal corporation or political subdivision of the 
State, at the rate of three cents per gallon on all 
gasoline used in producing or generating power 
for propelling aircraft using such airports and 
landing fields in this State. Provides that the tax 
shall be collected in the same manner as the tax 
under the Motor Fuel Tax law is now collected. 
Collections hereunder by the Department of 
Finance shall be placed in the Aeronautics Fund. 
Authorizes the Illinois Aeronautics Commission 
to acquire, own, control, lease, equip and im- 
prove, operate and regulate landing fields for the 
use of aircraft as may be deemed necessary and 
advisable for use by the officers, departments and 
police officers of this State. Such landing fields 
may be established on any land owned or leased 
by the State, provided not more than $15,000 
shall be expended in any one county for such 
purpose, nor in excess of that which may be in 
the fund hereby created. Gives the Commission 
power to condemn private property for such use. 
Makes an appropriation to the Department of 
Finance to carry out the provisions of this Act. 

S. B. 109. Provides that restaurants must 
obtain licenses from State Department of Health. 
Defines "food" and "restaurant." Licenses must 
be obtained within 30 days after effective date of 
this Act. Act not to apply to private boarding 
houses or organizations or charitable institutions 
engaged only in occasional sales of food. Annual 
license fees to be $10 for restaurants located in 
cities and villages over 500,000 inhabitants and 
$5.00 for' those located in other cities and villages. 
Penalty. Appropriation of $50,000. 

S. B. 127. Repeals section of an Act in rela- 
tion to the collection of taxes and special assess- 
ments approved May 2, 1873, permitting a city, 
village or incorporated town to purchase property 
at a sale of special assessments. 

S. B. 128. Amends sections 201, 202, 204, 
206, 207, 211, 215, 216, 217 and 219 of Revenue 
Act of 1872, adds section 230a thereto and repeals 
sections 203, 227, 227a, 228, 229, 230 and 232 
thereof. Provides that counties, through their 
collectors, shall, at annual tax sales, bid in all 
real estate offered for sale because of forfeited 
and delinquent taxes and special assessments, if 



no bids are received from others for such prop- 
erty and if bids received from others are less 
than the total amount of the forfeited and de- 
linquent taxes and special assessments, interest, 
penalties and costs. No money to be paid by the 
counties for any such purpose but all taxing 
authorities interested in the taxes and special 
assessments of any such real estate, shall be 
charged with the full amounts of their interests 
therein. Repeals all provisions as to property 
forfeited to the State and all provisions relating 
to the right of municipalities to withdraw real 
estate from tax Sales on account of delinquent 
special assessments. Provides that no certificates 
of purchase need be issued by county collectors 
to counties which bid in any such real estate at 
tax sales. Provides that counties bidding in any 
such real estate shall notify interested persons 
before the expiration of the two-year redemption 
period and that if any real estate is not redeemed 
after such notice and the expiration of the re- 
demption period, it shall be sold at public auction 
to the highest bidder for cash in hand, the pro- 
ceeds to be distributed ratably to the various tax- 
ing bodies entitled thereto. If there are no 
bidders for such property at such public sales, the 
sales may be continued from time to time, until 
the real estate is sold. If it becomes necessary 
because of lack of bidders and to prevent waste, 
the county board may rent such real estate, pay 
insurance premiums and make necessary repairs 
and when such real estate is sold, all moneys re- 
ceived as rent, shall, after deducting such sums 
as have been paid for insurance and repairs, be 
apportioned along with the proceeds of the sale, 
to the taxing authorities entitled thereto. 

S. B. 130. Requires the State to reimburse 
each county, city, township or incorporated town 
to the extent of one-half the sums contributed 
by each such governmental unit to the relief and 
support of the poor and indigent persons lawfully 
resident therein. Provides that the clerk of such 
governmental unit which desires to be reim- 
bursed for funds so expended shall file with the 
Auditor of Public Accounts prior to the 15th day 
of any calendar month an itemized statement of 
the money so disbursed by such unit during the 
preceding calendar month. The Auditor of Pub- 
lic Accounts, if satisfied with its accuracy, shall 
draw his warrant in favor of such governmental 
unit for one-half the amount so certified. 

Repeals an Act to provide for the relief of 
needy persons. Of the moneys remaining in the 
Emergency Relief Fund on July 1, 1939, a suffi- 
cient amount shall be used by the Auditor for 
the payment of any obligations incurred by the 
Illinois Emergency Relief Commission prior to 
said date, the balance to be paid into the Revenue 
Fund. Directs the Secretary of State to take 
possession of all property of the Relief Commis- 
sion and to distribute same to such State depart- 
ments or agencies as may request and have need 
for the same, except records, data, or information 
pertaining to relief which shall be kept on file 
by the Secretary for the use of or inspection by 
any governmental unit. 

S. B. 132. Amends section 2a of Article VII 
and section 1 of Article VIII of the Cities and 
Villages Act. Repeals the tax limitation of three 
mills on the dollar that may be levied for relief 
of the poor by cities having a population of over 
500,000 inhabitants. Authorizes such cities prior 
to the first day of September, 1939, to pass addi- 
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tion ordinances for poot relief purposes. Requires 
nu)iu\vs received from taxes levied for poor re- 
lief purposes in such cities to be paid into a spe- 
cial fund and only to be used for the purpose for 
which levied. 

S. B. 141. Requires licenses for the operation 
and maintenance of chain stores in this State 
after July 1. Provides that application shall be 
made to the Department of Finance on forms 
prescribed by said department and setting forth 
certain information; said application shall be 
accompanied by license fee. License shall expire 
June 30, and shall be renewed annually. Pro- 
vides for graduated license fees based upon the 
number of stores operated in excess of 1,000. 
License issued with the license year are required 
to pay a proportionate share of the license fee 
based on the number of months remaining in the 
license year. 

S. B. 165. Amends section 72 of the Local 
Improvements Act. Repeals the provision au- 
thorizing the withdrawal by a city, village or 
town of delinquent special assessments from col- 
lection at any sale thereof in case of default of 
bidders. 

S. B. 182. Amends sections 201, 202, 203, 206, 
207, 211, 215, 217, 219, 224 and 229 of the Reve- 
nue Act of 1872, adds section 230a thereto and 
repeals sections 227 and 230 thereof. Provides 
that counties through their collectors, shall, at 
annual tax sales, bid in all real estate offered for 
sale because of forfeited and delinquent taxes 
and special assessments, which has been forfeited 
to the State for a period of two years, if no bids 
are received from others for such property and 
if bids received from others are less than the 
total amount of the forfeited and delinquent taxes 
and special assessments, interest, penalties and 
costs. No money to be paid by the counties for 
any property so purchased. Repeals all provi- 
sions relating to the right of municipalities to 
withdraw real estate from tax sales on account of 
delinquent special assessments. Provides that no 
certificates of purchase need be issued by county 
collectors to counties which bid in any such real 
estate at tax sales. Provides that counties bidding 
in any such real estate shall notify interested 
persons before the expiration of the two-year 
redemption period and that if any such real es- 
tate is not redeemed after such notice and the 
expiration of the redemption period, it shall be 
sold at public auction to the highest bidder for 
cash in hand, the proceeds to be distributed 
ratably to the various taxing bodies entitled 
thereto. If there are no bidders for such prop- 
erty at such public sales, the sales may be con- 
tinued from time to time, until the real estate is 
sold. If it becomes necessary because of lack of 
bidders and to prevent waste, the county board 
may rent such real estate, pay insurance premi- 
ums and make necessary repairs and when such 
real estate is sold, all moneys received as rent, 
shall, after deducting such sums as have been 
paid for insurance and repairs, be apportioned 
along with the proceeds of the sale, to the taxing 
authorities entitled thereto. Provides that any 
person purchasing property at any such public 
auction sale shall be given a deed therefor by 
the county clerk. Prescribes form for deed. 
Provides that if any tax deed pursuant to a tax 
sale held after July 1, 1939, is set aside by a 
court, the claimant must pay the amount for 
which the real estate was sold at the tax sale, the 
penalties for two years after such sale, plus in- 



terest at 6 per cent per annum, besides other 
costs including court costs. If a holder of a tax 
deed is denied relief in any proceeding involving 
title to the real estate described in the tax deed, 
the court shall order defendants to reimburse the 
tax deed holder and if defendants do not reim- 
burse such deed holder within 90 days, the court 
shall direct the sheriff or any master in chancery 
to sell the real estate to satisfy the lien for such 
reimbursement. 

IV. 

That the City Council disapprove and respect- 
fully petition the General Assembly not to enact 
into law 

House Bills: 

H. B. 8. Repeals the Retailers Occupation 
Tax Act. 

H. B. 20. Regulates and licenses manufac- 
turers, distributors, wholesalers, and their repre- 
sentatives, dealers and salesmen of motor vehicles 
and sales finance companies after January 1, 
1940. Secretary of State to administer Act. Motor 
vehicle dealers pay following annual fees based 
on the annual gross total sales of new, used, or 
new and used motor vehicles: Not to exceed 100 
motor vehicles annually, $5.00; 100 to 200, $10,00; 
200 to 300, $15.00; 300 to 400, $20.00; 400 to 500, 
$25.00; 500 to 600, $30.00; 600 to 750, $35.00; over 
750, $40.00; plus one dollar for a supplemental 
license for each used car lot immediately adja- 
cent to the office or to a branch; for motor vehicle 
salesmen, $2.00; manufacturers, $25.00; factory 
branches, $25.00; for distributors or wholesalers, 
including their branches, the same as dealers; 
for a factory representative or distributor branch 
representative, $2.00. Factory branches selling 
motor vehicles at retail must also obtain a deal- 
er's license. For sales finance companies, on the 
basis of the gross volume of purchases of retail 
sales contracts or motor vehicles for each twelve 
month period as follows: Gross volume of $25,000 
or less, $25.00; over $25,000 to $100,000, $50.00; 
on each $100,000 or part thereof over $100,000 
and up to $500,000, an additional $15.00; $500,- 
000 up to $1,000,000, an additional $10.00 on 
each $100,000 or part thereof; on each $100,000 
or part thereof over $1,000,000, an additional 
$5.00. Provides for denial, suspension or revoca- 
tion of licenses. Sets out in detail offenses for 
which licenses may be suspended or revoked. 
Created "Motor Vehicle Dealers, Salesmen and 
Sales Finance Company's Fund," and provides 
that the cost of administering this Act shall be 
paid out of said fund. Penalty. 

H. B. 56. Imposes a tax upon persons en- 
gaged in the business of manufacturing in this 
State at the rate of 2 per cent of the gross re- 
ceipts from sales in this State in the course of 
such business from and after July 1, 1939. Re- 
quires manufacturers to make returns and to pay 
the tax monthly to the Department of Finance 
which administers the Act and provides that the 
moneys received shall be paid into the General 
Revenue Fund in the State treasury. Authorizes 
the department to conduct hearings and investi- 
gations to determine the correctness or returns 
and to compel the attendance of witnesses and 
produce all evidence. Provides that the informa- 
tion received by the department shall be confi- 
dential except for oflficial purposes. Repeals 
retailers occupation tax act. Penalties. 

H. B. 100. Imposes a tax upon gas companies 
of five cents per thousand cubic feet of natural 



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gas sold in this State; companies to file return 
monthly with Department of Finance. Depart- 
ment given power to enforce the Act, examine 
books and records, conduct hearings, issue sub- 
poenas, etc., a«d make rules and regulations to 
administer the Act. Funds derived from the col- 
lection of this tax to be appropriated for emer- 
gency relief. Penalties. Makes an appropriation 
to administer the Act. 

H. B. 130. Imposes a tax upon the privilege 
of using the airports and landing fields of any 
municipal corporation or political subdivision of 
the State, at the rate of three cents per gallon on 
all gasoline used in producing or generating 
power for propelling aircraft using such airports 
and landing fields in this State. Provides that the 
tax shall be collected in the same mianner as the 
tax under the Motor Fuel Tax Law is now col- 
lected. Collections hereunder by the Department 
of Finance shall be placed in the Aeronautics 
Fund. Authorizes the Illinois Aeronautics Com- 
mission to acquire, own, control, lease, equip and 
improve, operate and regulate landing fields for 
the use of aircraft as may be deemed necessary 
and advisable for use by the officers, departments 
and police officers of this State. Such landing 
fields may be established on any land owned or 
leased by the State, provided not more than 
$15,000 shall be expended in any one county for 
such purpose, nor in excess of that which may be 
in the fund hereby created. Gives the commis- 
sion power to condemn private property for such 
use. Makes an appropriation to the Department 
of Finance to carry out the provisions of this Act. 

H. B. 167. Amends section 5 of the School 
Law. Provides that in counties having a popula- 
tion of more than 500,000 inhabitants and where 
a board of education has been established by any 
city as provided by section 128 of said Act, only 
those qualified voters not residing within the city 
or cities where said board of education has been 
established shall be qualified to vote for the 
county superintendent of schools. 

H. B. 266. Amends section 16 of the pauper 
Act. Reduces from one year to 30 days the time 
during which a person has resided within any 
city, village, town or county before such munici- 
pality shall become responsible for furnishing 
relief to such person. 

H. B. 272. Amends sections 16 and 17 of the 
Pauper Act. Provides that if a pauper did not 
reside therein for a period of 12 months preced- 
ing his becoming chargeable as a pauper, but did 
reside in some other division of the State charged 
with poor relief for that or any other 12 months 
period, notice shall be sent to the overseer of the 
poor of such other division. Changes the defini- 
tion of "residence" to mean the city, village, 
town, country or town, charged with furnishing 
pauper relief, in which a person has made his 
permanent home for a continuous period of 12 
months preceding his becoming chargeable. 

H. B. 303. Requires persons engaged in the 
business of an automobile dismantler to obtain a 
license from a State Board of Automobile Dis- 
mantlers. Applications for said licenses are to 
be made on forms prescribed by the Board and 
accompanied by a fee of $100 and a bond in the 
sum of $2,500 conditioned that the applicant and 
licensee will comply with the provisions of this 
Act. Licenses shall expire on December 31st of 
each year and shall be renewed annually before 
the first day of January of each year, upon the 
payment of a like fee and filing a like bond. 



Creates a State Board of Automobile Dismantlers 
to be appointed by the Governor with the consent 
of the Senate for a term of six years for the pur- 
pose of administering this Act. Requires auto- 
mobile dismantler establishments to enclose all 
premises with a tight board fence, suitably 
painted, at least eight feet high. Regulates the 
location of new establishments and prohibits any 
licensee to buy any used automobile parts ex- 
cept from a duly licensed automobile dismantler. 
Authorizes the board to revoke or suspend any 
license for violation hereunder. 

H. B. 309. Provides for licensing of manu- 
facturers and retail sellers of soft drinks. De- 
fines "soft drinks," "manufacture" and "retailer." 
Licenses to be issued by the Department of 
Finance. Annual fee for soft drink manufac- 
turer's license to be $50; for soft drink retailer's 
license, $2. Provides for hearings on revocations 
and suspensions of licenses and appeals to the 
courts therefrom. Provides that no soft drink 
manufacturer shall use any of the following in 
the manufacture of soft drinks: impure, con- 
taminated or polluted water; water from un- 
covered wells or springs; adulterated material; 
saccharin or coal tar. Soft drinks, other than 
cereal beverages, cider or mineral water, shall 
have a sugar content of not less than 5 per cent 
by weight. Prohibits false, fraudulent and mis- 
leading statements or advertising regarding the 
contents or quality of any soft drinks. Act not 
to affect powers of cities and villages to tax and 
regulate retailers of soft drinks. Penalty. 

H. B. 348. Requires persons operating dry 
cleaning and dyeing establishments wherein non- 
infiammable liquids are used in cleaning proc- 
esses to obtain a permit from the State Fire 
Marshal to conduct such business upon the pay- 
ment of a filing and inspection fee of $5. Requires 
persons operating such establishments devoted to 
cleaning hats, caps or similar headgear to obtain 
a permit to do so from the State Fire Marshal 
upon payment of a $3 inspection fee. New plants 
established hereafter are to have the approval of 
the State Fire Marshal on the matter of con- 
struction and equipment. 

H. B. 363. Amends sections 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 19 and 20 of Voting 
Machines Act and repeals section 4 thereof. Pro- 
vides that officers charged with furnishing elec- 
tion material and supplies for any city, village, 
incorporated town or county may purchase vot- 
ing machines at the expense of the city or county 
and that if they do not purchase them, a referen- 
dum on the question may be had if requested by 
a petition signed by two per cent of the voters. 
If a majority vote in favor of voting machines, 
one for each 500 voters shall be purchased. 
Specifies requirements of voting machines as to 
design and construction. Provides for appoint- 
ment of machine inspectors in addition to judges 
and clerks. Specifies the location of voting ma- 
chines in polling places. Provides for assistance 
to physically disabled voters. Voting machines 
to be placed in election districts one week before 
elections for instruction of voters. Requires the 
placing of models of voting machines in polling 
places on election days for instruction purposes. 
Provides for printing of facsimile diagrams of 
ballot labels and their distribution before elec- 
tions. Absent voters to vote by such diagrams in 
lieu of ballots. Provides for notification to candi- 
dates, county chairmen and others before elec- 
tion, that voting machines are to be used and for 
tests of machines in presence of candidates and 



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political party representatives. Permits watchers 
at polls, with power to examine voting machines. 
Provides for tabulation and canvass of votes as 
recorded on voting machines and absentee bal- 
lots. Defines "election" as including "primary." 
Provides that voter must not remain in voting 
booth or compartment longer than four minutes. 
Pei-mits consolidation of contiguous precincts so 
that one voting machine may be used in such con- 
solidated election districts. Repeals provision for 
experimental use of voting machines at elections 
before their adoption. 

H. B. 367. Amends section 39 of the Dairy 
Products and Food Act. Provides that the use of 
a coined or distinctive name for selling articles 
listed in this Act does not except such articles 
from the necessity of conforming to the stand- 
ards set forth in the Act. Requires milk to con- 
tain not less than 3%% instead of 3% of milk 
fat. Requires that cream contain not less than 
22% instead of 18% milk fat, and is understood 
to include any fresh fluid dairy product in which 
the percentage of butter fat has been increased 
by skimming or separating in any manner or by 
addition and that is not defined elsewhere in the 
Act. 

H. B. 420. Amends section 84 of the Local 
Improvements Act and adds section 87a thereto 
Provides that by ordinance adopted prior to the 
publication of notice for bids pursuant to which 
a contract for the construction of the improve- 
ment is awarded, the governing body of the 
municipality may issue and sell bonds to liquid- 
ate the collection of the aggregate of all the in- 
stallments of assessments levied on account of 
any local improvement which are unpaid at the 
time of the delivery of the bonds and use the 
proceeds thereof to pay all the cost of said im- 
provement. Such resolution shall fix all details 
governing the issuance and sale of such bonds. 
Authorizes the governing body to order the 
treasurer prior to delivery of these bonds to give 
a bond with proper sureties, conditioned upon the 
faithful accounting for the proceeds thereof. 
Emergency. 

H. B. 426. Amends sections 2 and 3 of the 
Retailers Occupation Tax Act. Increases the tax 
payable hereunder from 3 per cent to 4 per cent 
of the gross receipts from the sales of tangible 
personal property and provides that the proceeds 
of such increase be paid into the Old Age Pen- 
sion Fund in the State treasury. Repeals provi- 
sion reducing the tax to 2 per cent after July 1, 
1939. 

H. B. 428. Repeals sections 14 and 15 of Ar- 
ticle VI of the Alcoholic Liquor Act relating to 
liability of owner or lessee of premises licensed 
because of sale of liquor causing intoxication. 

H. B. 435. Prohibits cities, villages and in- 
corporated towns from expending public funds 
for the purpose of paying for a membership of 
such municipality or any official thereof in any 
league, organization or association of any kind. 

H. B. 448. Amends section 96 of Article V of 
the Cities and Villages Act. Repeals the authority 
to license wagons and other vehicles and the use 
of the proceeds of license fees to provide for 
motor vehicle testing stations and to pay salaries 
of policemen. 

H. B. 459. Imposes a tax on persons engaged 
in the business of selling tangible non-esculent 
personal property at retail in this State at the 
rate of 2 per cent of the gross receipts from such 



sales. Requires monthly returns. Details ad- 
ministrative features. Collections to be paid into 
Occupational Tax Fund. Provides penalties for 
violations of the Act. Repeals the present 
"Retailer's Occupation Tax Act." 

H. B. 477. Provides for the regulation, su- 
pervision and licensing of travel bureaus and 
defines the same to mean the business of planning 
tours and selling or procuring for delivery tickets 
for transportation, food or lodging on such tours, 
but does not mean the agency of transportation 
itself or the duly authorized agent of such agency 
of transportation. Provides for filing applications 
for license and a bond of $5,000 with the De- 
partment of Registration and Education. The 
Department to approve or refuse to issue, renew 
or revoke licenses. License fee or renewal fee to 
be $50 annually. Provides that whenever any 
person pays or turns over money or property to 
a licensee for the purpose of purchasing or ac- 
quiring or having a licensee purchase or acquire 
any ticket, the licensee shall either deliver said 
ticket or return said money or property within 
the time specified by the party. Provides for 
suits on the bond in case of violations of the Act. 
Allows the Department to investigate the books 
and records and files of licensees. Gives the 
Director of the Department power to administer 
oaths and take testimony for the purpose of dis- 
covering violations of the Act. Penalties. 

H. B. 483. Creates the milk marketing board 
to consist of six members appointed by the Gov- 
ernor and Senate, with the Director of Agricul- 
ture ex-officio chairman. Prescribes certain 
qualifications for appointed members and pro- 
vides for $10 per day compensation for the same. 
Authorizes the board to employ such assistants 
as it may require. Establishes its main office in 
Springfield. Requires each appointed member to 
give bond satisfactory to the Governor. After 
August 1, 1939, prohibits milk dealers from buy- 
ing milk from producers unless such dealers are 
licensed to engage in business as such. Prescribes 
qualifications for licenses and sets out graduated 
fees based upon the daily average distribution of 
milk. Details powers of the board in respect to 
the regulation of the milk marketing industry. 
Provides for hearings and the issuance of sub- 
poenas. Provides for appeals. Appropriates 

$ for the purpose of administering 

the Act. Act shall expire June 30, 1941. Penalties. 

H. B. 490. Provides for the regulation, su- 
pervision and licensing of commission merchants, 
dealers and brokers dealing in perishable agri- 
cultural commodities, by the Department of 
Agriculture. Requires each licensee to file a 
surety bond of $2,000 and pay an annual license 
fee of $10. Provides for appeals to the circuit or 
superior court of the county in which the person 
resides or has his principal place of business. 
Provides for investigations by the department. 
Authorizes the department to issue subpoena to 
examine persons and papers. The department is 
authorized to confer and cooperate with the 
authorities of other states and the United States. 
The department is authorized to make rules and 
regulations. Appropriates $15,000 to the depart- 
ment for the administration of the Act. Penalties. 

These recommendations were concurred in by 
thirteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) H. L. Brody, 

Chairman. 



April 26, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



Sundry Matters Placed on File. 

The Committee on Judiciary and State Legislation 
submitted the following report: 

Chicago, April 20, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Judiciary and State Legisla- 
tion, to whom were referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13): 

[September 19, 1934, page 2811] an order di- 
recting the Corporation Counsel to submit an 
opinion as to the proper tribunal or agency hav- 
ing authority to pass on the validity of petitions 
for referendum votes on the question of pro- 
hibiting the sale of alcoholic liquor in particular 
districts, etc.; 

[August 19, 1936, page 2235] an ordinance to 
define "parking solicitor" and to prohibit "park- 
ing solicitors" from soliciting on the public street 
the owners or operators of motor vehicles with a 
view to the temporary storage of such vehicles; 

[December 9, 1938, page 7368] an order direct- 
ing the Committee on Judiciary and State Legis- 
lation to give consideration to an attached peti- 
tion protesting the establishment of additional 
taverns in the first precinct of the 41st Ward and 
registering disapproval of the alleged proposal 
to establish a tavern in a building being erected 
at No. 5424 W. Devon avenue; 

[November 30, 1938, page 7314] an ordinance 
for amendment of an ordinance passed Septem- 
ber 28, 1938, relative to animals running at large, 
to provide that property-owners in affected dis- 
tricts be given the right of petition to preserve 
zoning protection; 

[December 15, 1938, page 7407] an ordinance 
providing for a penalty against owners of house- 
hold pets convicted of allowing their pets to com- 
mit nuisances on sidewalks and in parkways; 

[February 6, 1939, page 7954] a resolution to 
direct that the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation give consideration to the matter of 
drafting an ordinance to prohibit dealers in alco- 
holic liquor from cashing relief checks for the 
purpose of selling liquor; 

[October 26, 1938, page 7095] a resolution 
adopted by the Council of Miamisburg, Ohio, set- 
ting forth a condition of unemployment in the 
binder twine industry caused by the free im- 
portation of binder twine, and urging the Federal 
authorities to stop all shipments of binder twine 
into the United States until the situation shall 
have been thoroughly investigated, together with 
a communication from the clerk of said council 
requesting that a similar resolution be adopted 
by the City Council of the City of Chicago, 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



H. L. Brody, 
Chairman. 



No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 



Sundry Matters Placed on File. 

The Committee on License submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, April 24, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on License, to whom were re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13): 

[August 5, 1937, page 4248] an order to direct 
that consideration be given to the matter of li- 
censing and regulating certain motor-propelled 
vehicles known as "scooters"; 

[October 20, 1938, page 7072] an order to di- 
rect that consideration be given to the matter 
of licensing cigarette- vending machines; 

[July 13, 1938, page 6408] an ordinance to pro- 
hibit the sale, giving away or delivery of alco- 
holic liquor by licensed dealers to persons under 
the age of twenty-one years; 

[July 6, 1938, page 6368] an ordinance to make 
it unlawful for minors to purchase, accept or con- 
sume any alcoholic liquor in any premises 
wherein alcoholic liquor is sold at retail; 

[March 24, 1939, page 8241] an ordinance to 
fix the license fee for bicycle races, hockey 
matches and ice skating exhibitions at 3% of the 
gross receipts; 

having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by twelve 
members of the committee, with no dissenting votes. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Thomas P. Keane, 

Chairman. 



Alderman Keane moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES, STREETS AND ALLEYS. 



American Medical Assn., Inc. 
Vault. 



Proposed Sidewalk 



Alderman Brody moved to concur in said report. 



The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and or- 
dered published: 



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Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To Die President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was refeiTcd (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [March 15, 1939, page 8160] an ordinance for 
a grant of permission and authority to the Ameri- 
can Medical Association, Incorporated, to exca- 
vate for, construct, maintain and use a sidewalk 
vault at the northeast corner of N. Dearborn street 
and W. Grand avenue, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said ordinance, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation [ordi- 
nance printed in Pamphlet No. 2]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by eight- 
een members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Rev. John P. and Nora Doran: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, 
on motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
31) an order for the issuance of a permit to Rever- 
end John P. Doran and Nora Doran to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the sidewalk in E. 91st 
street, approximately 70 feet west of S. Harper ave- 
nue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order (this recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Rev. John P. and Nora Doran to construct and 
maintain one driveway across the sidewalk, 20 feet 
wide, on E. 91st street, approximately 70 feet west 
of S. Harper avenue, at the northwest corner of E. 
91st street and S. Harper avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the w^ork therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Michael T. Hayes: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
31) an order for the issuance of a permit to Michael 
T. Hayes to construct and maintain two driveways 



across the sidewalk at Nos. 3315-3325 S. Parnell 
avenue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
order (this recommendation was concurred in by 
eighteen members of the committee, with no dis- 
senting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Michael T. Hayes to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk, 40 feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as Nos. 3315-3325 S. 
Parnell avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 
(These driveways are in addition to the present 
driveways. ) 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Edwin Peterson: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
40) an order for the issuance of a permit to Edwin 
Peterson to construct and maintain a driveway at 
No. 4456 W. Montana street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by eighteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edwin Peterson to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 27 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 4456 W. Montana 
street; said permit to be issued and the work there- 
in authorized to be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Stearns Lime & Stone Co.: Proposed Driveways. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
32) an order for the issuance of a permit to Stearns 
Lime & Stone Company to construct and maintain 
six driveways adjoining the southwest corner of 
W. 27th and S. Haisted streets, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by eighteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 



April 26, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



101 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Stearns Lime & Stone Company to construct and 
maintain six driveways across the sidewalk, four 
20 feet wide and two 12 feet wide, adjoining the 
premises known as the southwest corner of W. 27th 
and S. Halsted streets; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Department of Streets and Electricity: Proposed 
Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets anu 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [March 15, 1939, page 8156] an order for the 
issuance of a permit to the Department of Streets 
and Electricity to construct and maintain a drive- 
way across the sidewalk at Nos. 2817-2827 N. 
Natoma avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of said order (this recommendation was con- 
curred in by eighteen members of the committee, 
with no dissenting votes) : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Department of Streets and Electricity to con- 
struct and maintain a 24-foot driveway across the 
sidewalk at the site of the new 38th Ward Office 
and Garage Building located at Nos. 2817-2827 N. 
Natoma avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Sundry Matters Filed. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report: 

Chicago, April 21, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom were referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13): 

[January 9, 1936, page 1202] an application of 
The Martin-Senour Company for a lease of space 
in the alley east of Mary street and south of 
Quarry steet, and to maintain an elevated switch 
track over said alley; 

(January 25, 1939, page 7752) an order for the 
issuance of a permit to Roland Lang to construct 
and maintain a driveway at No. 2634 S. Archer 
avenue ; 



having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by eight- 
een members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 



Provision for Acquisition by the City of Chicago, 

through Negotiation, of Perpetual Easements in 

Certain Real Property on W. Lake St. between 

N. Milwaukee Av. and N. Franklin St., for the 

Purpose of Constructing, Maintaining and 

Operating a System of Subways for Local 

Transportation Purposes. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, April 25, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, hav- 
ing had under consideration the subject-matter of a 
communication from Mr. Philip Harrington, Com- 
missioner of Subways and Traction, under date of 
April 24, 1939, requesting the passage of an ordi- 
nance authorizing the acquisition of perpetual ease- 
ments in certain private property on W. Lake street 
between N. Milwaukee avenue and N. Franklin 
street, designated as parcels numbered 1, 2, 6 and 
7 respectively, which are necessary and convenient 
for the construction of the Initial System of Sub- 
ways provided for in the ordinance passed Novem- 
■ ber 3, 1938, as modified by the ordinance passed 
January 18, 1939, and the ordinance passed March 
24, 1939, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the ordinance herewith submitted. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 



The following is the communication referred to in 
the foregoing report: 

Department of Subways and Traction,] 
Chicago, April 24, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I am submitting herewith draft of 
an ordinance authorizing the acquisition of per- 
petual easements in certain private property which 
are necessary and convenient for the construction 
of the Initial System of Subways provided for by 



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your honorable body in the ordinance of November 
3, 1938, as modified by the ordinance passed Janu- 
ary 18, 1939 and the ordinance passed March 24, 
1939. 

The passage of this ordinance is a step prelimi- 
nary to acquiring these necessary property rights. 

The draft of the ordinance provides that the Com- 
missioner of Subways and Traction of the City of 
Chicago is authorized to negotiate for and in behalf 
of the City of Chicago with the owner or owners 
of and the party or parties interested in said real 
property for the purpose of agreeing as to the com- 
pensation to be paid for or in respect of said prop- 
erty and to report to the City Council his acts and 
doings in that behalf. 

If the easements cannot be acquired as the result 
of such negotiations it will be necessary for your 
honorable body to authorize the institution of con- 
demnation proceedings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

(Lake — between Milwaukee Av. and Franklin St.) 

Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Local Transportation and to pass 
the ordinance recommended therein. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, CuUerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 42. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. It is necessary, convenient, and de- 
sirable for the City of Chicago to acquire title to 
and possession of certain real property hereinafter 
described in Section 2 of this ordinance and as 
shown in the attached plat (which is hereby made a 
part hereof) for the purpose of constructing, main- 
taining and operating a system of subv/ays for local 
transportation purposes to be and remain the prop- 
erty of the City of Chicago as provided for in the 
ordinance passed by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago November 3, 1938, which said ordinance 
authorizes an Initial Systeiji of Subways to form an 
integral part of such system of local transportation 
as hereafter may be provided in the City of Chicago, 
with connections and extensions to and toward and 
affording rapid transit facilities for all sections of 
the city and further providing that said Initial Sys- 
tem of Subways shall consist of tunnels and ways 



constructed in the city beneath the surface of the 
streets, alleys, public places and other lands and 
properties both public and private and under the 
Chicago River, and located as described in said 
ordinance and on the general plans and drawings 
by reference made a part thereof which general 
plans and drawings were subsequently modified 
by an ordinance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago on January 18, 1939, and by an 
ordinance passed by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago on March 24, 1939. 

Section 2. The property necessary, convenient 
and desirable to acquire for the purposes set forth 
in Section 1 of this ordinance is more fully described 
as follows: 

Parcel No. 1. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of Lot Six (6) in Block Twenty-one 
(21) in the Original Town of Chicago, in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the 
Southwest corner of said Lot, thence North along 
the West line of said lot a distance of five (5) 
feet; thence Southeasterly along a straight line 
to a point on the South line of said lot, said point 
being Forty (40) feet East of said Southwest cor- 
ner; thence West along said South line to said 
Southwest corner, the point of beginning; and be- 
low a horizontal plane whose elevation is forty 
(40) feet below Chicago City Datum and lying 
between the lines of the aforedescribed property 
projected vertically downward to the center of 
the earth. 

Parcel No. 2. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of Lot Five (5) in Block Twenty-one 
(21) in the Original Town of Chicago, in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the 
Southeast corner of said Lot, thence West along 
the South line to the Southwest corner of said 
lot; thence Northeasterly along the Northwest- 
erly line of said lot for a distance of Nineteen 
(19) feet; thence Easterly along a straight line 
to a point on the East line of said Lot, said point 
being Five (5) feet North of the South line of 
said lot; thence South along the East line of said 
lot to said Southeast corner, the point of begin- 
ning; and below a horizontal plane whose eleva- 
tion is forty (40) feet below Chicago City Datum 
and lying between the lines of the aforedescribed 
property projected vertically downward to the 
center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 6. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

All of that part of Lot Eight (8) in Block 
Twenty-three (23) of the Original Town of Chi- 
cago, in Section Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14), East of the 



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your honorable body in the ordinance of November 
3, 1938, as modified by the ordinance passed Janu- 
ary 18, 1939 and the ordinance passed March 24, 
1939. 

The passage of this ordinance is a step prelimi- 
nary to acquiring these necessary property rights. 

The draft of the ordinance provides that the Com- 
missioner of Subways and Traction of the City of 
Chicago is authorized to negotiate for and in behalf 
of the City of Chicago with the owner or owners 
of and the party or parties interested in said real 
property for the purpose of agreeing as to the com- 
pensation to be paid for or in respect of said prop- 
erty and to report to the City Council his acts and 
doings in that behalf. 

If the easements cannot be acquired as the result 
of such negotiations it will be necessary for your 
honorable body to authorize the institution of con- 
demnation proceedings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

(Lake — between Milwaukee Av. and Franklin St.) 

Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Local Transportation and to pass 
the ordinance recommended therein. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 42. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. It is necessary, convenient, and de- 
sirable for the City of Chicago to acquire title to 
and possession of certain real property hereinafter 
described in Section 2 of this ordinance and as 
shown in the attached plat (which is hereby made a 
part hereof) for the purpose of constructing, main- 
taining and operating a system of subways for local 
transportation purposes to be and remain the prop- 
erty of the City of Chicago as provided for in the 
ordinance passed by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago November 3, 1938, which said ordinance 
authorizes an Initial Systeiji of Subways to form an 
integral part of such system of local transportation 
as hereafter may be provided in the City of Chicago, 
with connections and extensions to and toward and 
affording rapid transit facilities for all sections of 
the city and further providing that said Initial Sys- 
tem of Subways shall consist of tunnels and ways 



constructed in the city beneath the surface of the 
streets, alleys, public places and other lands and 
properties both public and private and under the 
Chicago River, and located as described in said 
ordinance and on the general plans and drawings 
by reference made a part thereof which general 
plans and drawings were subsequently modified 
by an ordinance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago on January 18, 1939, and by an 
ordinance passed by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago on March 24, 1939. 

Section 2. The property necessary, convenient 
and desirable to acquire for the purposes set forth 
in Section 1 of this ordinance is more fully described 
as follows: 

Parcel No. 1. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of Lot Six (6) in Block Twenty-one 
(21) in the Original Town of Chicago, in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the 
Southwest corner of said Lot, thence North along 
the West line of said lot a distance of five (5) 
feet; thence Southeasterly along a straight line 
to a point on the South line of said lot, said point 
being Forty (40) feet East of said Southwest cor- 
ner; thence West along said South line to said 
Southwest corner, the point of beginning; and be- 
low a horizontal plane whose elevation is forty 
(40) feet below Chicago City Datum and lying 
between the lines of the aforedescribed property 
projected vertically downward to the center of 
the earth. 

Parcel No. 2. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of Lot Five (5) in Block Twenty-one 
(21) in the Original Town of Chicago, in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, described as follows: Beginning at the 
Southeast corner of said Lot, thence West along 
the South line to the Southwest corner of said 
lot; thence Northeasterly along the Northwest- 
erly line of said lot for a distance of Nineteen 
(19) feet; thence Easterly along a straight line 
to a point on the East line of said Lot, said point 
being Five (5) feet North of the South line of 
said lot; thence South along the East line of said 
lot to said Southeast corner, the point of begin- 
ning; and below a horizontal plane whose eleva- 
tion is forty (40) feet below Chicago City Datum 
and lying between the lines of the aforedescribed 
property projected vertically downward to the 
center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 6. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

All of that part of Lot Eight (8) in Block 
Twenty-three (23) of the Original Town of Chi- 
cago, in Section Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine 
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PLAT or EAS€fcCNTS TO BE ACQUIRED 
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April 26, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



103 



Third Principal Meridian, lying Northeasterly of 
North Milwaukee Avenue; and below a horizon- 
tal plane whose elevation is forty-nine (49) feet 
below Chicago City Datum and lying between 
the lines of the aforedescribed property projected 
vertically downward to the center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 7. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of the South Half (S1/2) of Lot Five 
(5) in Block Twenty-three (23) in the Original 
Town of Chicago, in Section Nine (9), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, lying 
Northeasterly of North Milwaukee Avenue, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the Southeast 
corner of said Lot, thence North along the East 
line of said Lot for a distance of Twenty (20) 
feet; thence West for a distance of Seven (7) feet; 
thence Southwesterly along a straight line to a 
point which is Ten (10) feet West of the East 
line and Twelve (12) feet North of the South 
line of said lot; thence Northwesterly along a 
straight line to the intersection of the East and 
West center line of said lot with the Northeasterly 
line of North Milwaukee Avenue; thence South- 
easterly along the Northeasterly line of North 
Milwaukee Avenue to the South line of said lot; 
thence East along the South line of said lot to 
the Southeast corner, the point of beginning; and 
below a horizontal plane whose elevation is forty- 
nine (49) feet below Chicago City Datum and 
lying between the lines of the aforedescribed 
property projected vertically downward to the 
center of the earth. 

Parcels Nos. 1, 2, 6 and 7 hereinabove described 
are shown upon the plat made a part of this ordi- 
nance and thereon designated as Parcels 1, 2, 6 
and 7. 

Section 3. The title to and possession of said 
real property specifically described in Section 2 
of this ordinance shall be acquired by the City of 
Chicago, and the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction hereby is authorized, empowered and di- 
rected to negotiate for and in behalf of the said 
City of Chicago with the owner or owners of and 
the party or parties interested in said real property 
for the purpose of agreeing as to the compensation 
to be paid for or in respect of said property, and 
to report to the City Council of the City of Chicago 
his acts and doings in that behalf. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in full force from and after its passage. 



Provision for Acquisition by the City of Chicago, 
through Condemnation Proceedings, of Perpetual 
Easements in Certain Real Property Adjacent to 
the Intersection of W. Lake and N. Dearborn 
Sts., for the Purpose of Constructing, 
Maintaining and Operating a System of 
Subways for Local Transportation Pur- 
poses. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report: 



Chicago, April 25, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation having 
had under consideration the subject-matter of a 
communication, dated April 24, 1939, from the 
Commissioner of Subways and Traction advising 
that pursuant to the provisions of the ordinance 
passed March 24, 1939, directing him to negotiate 
for and on behalf of the City of Chicago with the 
owner or owners of and party or parties interested 
in the property referred to in said ordinance as 
parcels Nos. 1 to 5, inclusive, for the purpose of 
agreeing as to the compensation to be paid for or 
in respect of certain permanent easements for sub- 
way purposes to be acquired by the City in said 
property, he undertook such negotiations and that 
in each instance the owner or owners of or party or 
parties interested in the property refused to ac- 
cept the amount offered and that he has been un- 
able to agree with them as to the compensation to 
be paid for or in respect of said property, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the said communi- 
cation or report from the Commissioner of Subways 
and Traction be received, published and placed on 
file, and that the ordinance referred to in said com- 
munication authorizing the Corporation Counsel to 
institute proceedings to acquire title to and pos- 
session of said easements in accordance with the 
Eminent Domain Laws of the State of Illinois be 
passed. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 

The following is the communication referred to in 
the foregoing report: 

Department of Subways and Traction,) 
Chicago, April 24, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Re Lake-Dearborn Streets 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the provisions of the 
ordinance passed on March 24, 1939, directing the 
undersigned to negotiate for and on behalf of the 
City of Chicago with the owner or owners of and 
party or parties interested in the following de- 
scribed property, all situated in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, to- wit: 

Parcel No. 1. 

That part of Lot One (1) in Block Thirty-five 
(35) in the Original Town of Chicago in Sec- 
tion Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois, described as fol- 
lows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said 
lot, thence east along the north lot line for a dis- 
tance of fifteen and no tenths feet (15.0') ; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to a point 
which is nine and five tenths feet (9.5') south 
of the north lot line and twenty-seven and no 
tenths feet (27.0') east of the west lot line; 
thence southeasterly along a straight line to a 
point on the north and south center line of said 
lot, said point being twenty-one and no tenths 
feet (21.0') south of the north lot line; thence 



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southeasterly along a straight line to a point 
which is forty and five tenths feet (40.5') south 
of the north lot line and twenty and no tenths 
feet (20.0') west of the east lot line; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to a point on 
the east lot line, said point being sixty-five and 
no tenths feet (65.0') south of the northeast lot 
corner; thence south along the east lot line to the 
southeast corner of said lot; thence west along 
the south lot line a distance of two and five 
tenths feet (2.5'); thence northwesterly along a 
straight line to a point which is twenty and no 
tenths feet (20.0') west of the east lot line and 
forty-six and no tenths feet (46.0') north of the 
south lot line; thence northwesterly along a 
straight line to a point on the north and south 
center line of said lot, said point being seventy- 
nine and no tenths feet (79.0') north of the south 
lot line; thence northwesterly along a straight 
line to a point which is twenty and no tenths 
feet (20.0') east of the west lot line and one hun- 
dred four and five tenths feet (104.5') north of 
the south lot line; thence along a straight line 
to a point on the west lot line, said point being 
fifty-seven and no tenths feet (57.0') south of 
the northwest corner of said lot; thence north 
along the west lot line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 2. 

That part of the East Half (EVa) of the East 
Half (EVz) of Lot Two (2) in Block Thirty-five 
(35) in the Original Town of Chicago in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Princi- 
pal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Coolc and State of Illinois, described as follows: 
Beginning at the northeast corner of said lot, 
thence south along the east lot line for a distance 
of fifty-seven and no tenths feet (57.0'); thence 
northwesterly along a straight line to a point 
on the west line of the East Half (EVa) of the 
East Half (E^) of said lot, said point being 
forty-one and no tenths feet (41.0') south of 
the north lot line; thence north along the west 
line of the East Half (E1/2 ) of the East Half (E1/2 ) 
of said lot to the north lot line; thence east along 
the north lot line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 3. 

That part of the West Half (WVa) of the East 
Half (EVa) of Lot Two (2) in Block Thirty-five 
(35) in the Original Town of Chicago in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 
ginning at the northeast corner of the West Half 
(W1/2) of the East Half (EVa) of said lot, thence 
south along the east line of said West Half (WVa ) 
of the East Half (£1/2) of said lot forty-one and 
no tenths feet (41.0'); thence northwesterly 
along a straight line to a point on the north and 
south center line of said lot, said point being 
twenty-eight and no tenths feet (28.0') south of 
the north lot line; thence north along the north 
and south center line of said lot to the north lot 
line; thence east along the north lot line to the 
point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 4. 

That part of the West Half (W^) of Lot Two 
(2) in Block Thirty-five (35) in the Original 
Town of Chicago in Section Nine (9), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 



of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the northwest 
corner of said lot, thence east along the north lot 
line to the center line of said lot; thence south 
along the north and south center line of said lot 
a distance of twenty-eight and no tenths feet 
(28.0'); thence northwesterly along a straight 
line to a point which is twenty and no tenths feet 
(20.0') east of the west lot line and seventeen 
and five tenths feet (17.5') south of the north 
lot line; thence northwesterly along a straight 
line to a point on the west lot line, said point 
being nine and no tenths feet (9.0') south of the 
north lot line; thence north along the west lot 
line to the point of beginning. 

Parcel No. 5. 

That part of the East Half (Ey2) of Lot Three 
(3) in Block Thirty-five (35) in the Original 
Town of Chicago in Section Nine (9), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Tiiird Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the northeast 
corner of said lot, thence south along the east 
lot line for a distance of nine and no tenths feet 
(9.0') ; thence northwesterly along a straight line 
to a point on the north lot line, said point being 
twenty-nine and five tenths feet (29.5') west of 
the northeast corner of said lot; thence east along 
the north lot line to the point of beginning; 

for the purpose of agreeing as to the compensation 
to be paid, for or in respect of certain permanent 
easements for subway purposes to be acquired by 
the City in said property, I respectfully report that 
I undertook such negotiations. 

In each instance the owner or owners of or party 
or parties interested in said property refused to 
accept the amount offered and I have been unable 
to agree with them as to the compensation to be 
paid for or in respect of said property. 

An ordinance authorizing the Corporation Coun- 
sel of the City of Chicago to institute proceedings 
to acquire title to and possession of said easements 
for the City of Chicago in accordance with the Emi- 
nent Domain Laws of the State of Illinois is pre- 
sented herewith. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Local Transportation and to pass 
the ordinance recommended therein. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, Sain, 
Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 42. 

Nays — None. 



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Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction of the City of Chicago has reported to 
the City Council of the City of Chicago his acts 
and doings in negotiating for and in behalf of the 
City of Chicago with the owner or owners of or 
party or parties interested in the real property 
hereinafter in Section 2 of this ordinance described 
for the purpose of agreeing as to the compensation 
to be paid for or in respect of said property, and 
the said City Council of the City of Chicago having 
carefully examined and considered said report finds 
that due and diligent efforts were made to agree 
with the owner or owners of and the party or 
parties interested in said property as to compensa- 
tion to be paid for or in respect of said property, 
and that the City of Chicago has been and is unable 
to agree with the owner or owners of and party or 
parties interested in said property as to said com- 
pensation. Therefore 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. It is necessary, convenient, and de- 
sirable for the City of Chicago to acquire title to 
and possession of certain real property hereinafter 
described in Section 2 of this ordinance and as 
shown in the attached plat (which is hereby made 
a part hereof) for the purpose of constructing, 
maintaining and operating a system of subways for 
local transportation purposes to be and remain the 
property of the City of Chicago as provided for 
in the ordinance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago November 3, 1938, which said or- 
dinance authorizes an Initial System of Subways 
to form an integral part of such system of local 
transportation as hereafter may be provided in the 
City of Chicago, with connections and extensions 
to and toward and affording rapid transit facilities 
for all sections of the city and further providing 
that said Initial System of Subways shall consist 
of tunnels and ways constructed in the city beneath 
the surface of the streets, alleys, public places and 
other lands and properties both public and private 
and under the Chicago River, and located as de- 
scribed in said ordinance and in the general plans 
and drawings by reference made a part thereof 
which general plans and drawings were subse- 
quently modified by an ordinance passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago January 18, 
1939 and by an ordinance passed by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago March 24, 1939. 

Section 2. The property necessary, convenient 
and desirable to acquire for the purposes set forth 
in Section 1 of this ordinance is more fully de- 
scribed as follows: 

Parcel No. 1. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of Lot One ( 1 ) in Block Thirty-five 
(35) in the Original Town of Chicago in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 



ginning at the northwest corner of said lot, 
thence east along the north lot line for a dis- 
tance of fifteen and no tenths feet (15.0') ; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to a point 
which is nine and five tenths feet (9.5') south 
of the north lot line and twenty-seven and no 
tenths feet (27.0') east of the west lot line; thence 
southeasterly along a straight line to a point on 
the north and south center line of said lot, said 
point being twenty-one and no tenths feet (21.0') 
south of the north lot line; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point which is forty 
and five tenths feet (40.5') south of the north 
lot line and twenty and no tenths feet (20.0') 
west of the east lot line; thence southeasterly 
along a straight line to a point on the east lot 
line, said point being sixty-five and no tenths 
feet (65.0') south of the northeast lot corner; 
thence south along the east lot line to the south- 
east corner of said lot; thence west along the 
south lot line a distance of two and five tenths 
feet (2.5') ; thence northwesterly along a straight 
line to a point which is twenty and no tenths 
feet (20.0') west of the east lot line and forty- 
six and no tenths feet (46.0') north of the south 
lot line; thence northwesterly along a straight 
line to a point on the north and south center line 
of said lot, said point being seventy-nine and 
no tenths feet (79.0') north of the south lot line; 
thence northwesterly along a straight line to a 
point which is twenty and no tenths feet (20.0') 
east of the west lot line and one hundred four 
and five tenths feet (104.5') north of the south 
lot line; thence along a straight line to a point 
on the west lot line, said point being fifty-seven 
and no tenths feet (57.0') south of the north- 
west corner of said lot; thence north along the 
west lot line to the point of beginning; and be- 
low a horizontal plane whose elevation is nine 
and seventy-five hundredths feet (9.75') below 
Chicago City Datum ( — 9.75 Chicago City 
Datum) and lying between the lines of the afore- 
described property projected vertically down- 
ward to the center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 2. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of the East Half (E 1/2) of the East 
Half (E1/2) of Lot Two (2) in Block Thirty-five 
(35) in the Original Town of Chicago in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 
ginning at the northeast corner of said lot, thence 
south along the east lot line for a distance of 
fifty-seven and no tenths feet (57.0'); thence 
northwesterly along a straight line to a point on 
the west line of the East Half (EVa) of the East 
Half (EVa) of said lot, said point being forty- 
one and no tenths feet (41.0') south of the north 
lot line; thence north along the west line of the 
East Half (E1/2) of the East Half (EVa) of said 
lot to the north lot line; thence east along the 
north lot line to the point of beginning; and be- 
low a horizontal plane whose elevation is nine 
and seventy-five hundredths feet (9.75') below 
Chicago City Datum. ( — 9.75 Chicago City 
Datum) and lying between the lines of the afore- 
described property projected vertically down- 
ward to the center of the earth. 



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Parcel No. 3. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of the West Half (Wy2) of the East 
Half (E1/2) of Lot Two (2) in Block Thirty-five 
(35) in the Original Town of Chicago in Section 
Nine (9), Township Thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, described as follows: Be- 
ginning at the northeast corner of the West Half 
(Wy2) of the East Half (Ey2) of said lot, thence 
south along the east line of said West Half (W^/^ ) 
of the East Half (Ey2) of said lot forty-one and 
no tenths feet (41.0') ; thence northwesterly 
along a straight line to a point on the north and 
south center line of said lot, said point being 
twenty-eight and no tenths feet (28.0') south 
of the north lot line; thence north along the north 
and south center line of said lot to the north 
lot line; thence east along the north lot line to 
the point of beginning; and below a horizontal 
plane whose elevation is nine and seventy-five 
hundredths feet (9.75') below Chicago City 
Datum ( — 9.75 Chicago City Datum) and lying 
between the lines of the aforedescribed property 
projected vertically downward to the center of 
the earth. 

Parcel No. 4. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of the West Half (Wy2) of Lot Two 

(2) in Block Thirty-five (35) in the Original 
Town of Chicago in Section Nine (9), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the north- 
west corner of said lot, thence east along the 
north lot line to the center line of said lot; thence 
south along the north and south center line of 
said lot a distance of twenty-eight and no tenths 
feet (28.0'); thence northwesterly along a 
straight line to a point which is twenty and no 
tenths feet (20.0') east of the west lot line and 
seventeen and five tenths feet (17.5') south of 
the north lot line; thence northwesterly along 
a straight line to a point on the west lot line, 
said point being nine and no tenths feet (9.0') 
south of the north lot line; thence north along 
the west lot line to the point of beginning; and 
below a horizontal plane whose elevation is nine 
and seventy-five hundredths feet (9.75') below 
Chicago City Datum ( — 9.75 Chicago City 
Datum) and lying between the lines of the afore- 
described property projected vertically down- 
ward to the center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 5. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of the East Half (Ey2) of Lot Three 

(3) in Block Thirty-five (35) in the Original 
Town of Chicago in Section Nine (9), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range Fourteen (14) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in the City 



of Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the northeast 
corner of said lot, thence south along the east lot 
line for a distance of nine and no tenths feet 
(9.0') ; thence northwesterly along a straight line 
to a point on the north lot line, said point being 
twenty-nine and five tenths feet (29.5') west of 
the northeast corner of said lot; thence east along 
the north lot line to the point of beginning; and 
below a horizontal plane whose elevation is nine 
and seventy-five hundredths feet (9.75') below 
Chicago City Datum ( — 9.75 Chicago City 
Datum) and lying between the lines of the afore- 
described property projected vertically down- 
ward to the center of the earth. 

Parcels Nos. 1 to 5, both inclusive, hereinabove 
described are shown upon the plat made a part of 
this ordinance and thereon designated as Parcels 1 
to 5. 

Section 3. The title to and possession of said 
real property specifically described in Section 2 of 
this ordinance shall be acquired by the City of Chi- 
cago and the Corporation Counsel for said City 
hereby is authorized, empowered and directed to 
institute proceedings in any court of competent 
jurisdiction to acquire the title to and the posses- 
sion of said property for the said City of Chicago 
in accordance with the Eminent Domain Laws of 
the State of Illinois. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in full force from and after its passage. 



Provision for Acquisition by the City of Chicago, 
through Condemnation Proceedings, of Easements 
in Certain Real Property Adjacent to the In- 
tersection of N. Clybourn Av. and W. Willow 
St., for the Purpose of Constructing, Main- 
taining and Operating a System of Subways 
for Local Transportation Purposes. 

The Committee on Local Transportation submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, April 25, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation having 
had under consideration the subject matter of a 
communication, dated April 24, 1939, from the 
Commissioner of Subways and Traction advising 
that pursuant to the provisions of the ordinance 
passed March 24, 1939, directing him to negotiate 
for and on behalf of the City of Chicago with the 
owner or owners of and party and parties inter- 
ested in the property referred to in said ordinance 
as parcels Nos. 1 to 15, inclusive, for the purpose 
of agreeing as to the compensation to be paid for 
or in respect of certain permanent easements for 
subway purposes to be acquired by the City in said 
property, he undertook such negotiations and that 
in each instance the owner or owners of or party 
or parties interested in the property refused to ac- 
cept the amount offered and that he has been un- 
able to agree with them as to the compensation to 
be paid for or in respect of said property, beg leave 
to report and recommend that the said communi- 
cation or report from the Commissioner of Sub- 
ways and Traction be received, published and 
placed on file, and that the ordinance referred to in 
said communication authorizing the Corporation 
Counsel to institute proceedings to acquire title to 
and possession of said easements in accordance with 



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the Eminent Domain Laws of the State of Illinois 
be passed. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



James R. Quinn, 

Chairman. 



The following is the communication referred to in 
the foregoing report: 

Department of Subways and Traction,] 
Chicago, April 24, 1939. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Re Willow-Clybourn 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to the provisions of the 
ordinance passed on March 24, 1939, directing the 
undersigned to negotiate for and on behalf of the 
City of Chicago with the owner or owners of and 
party or parties interested in the following de- 
scribed property, all situated in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, to- wit: 

Parcel No. 1. 

Lot Two Hundred Nine (209) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 2. 

Lot Two Hundred Eight (208) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State in Illinois. 

Parcel No. 3. 



Lot Two Hundred Seven (207) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 4. 

Lot Two Hundred Six (206) in Block Six (6) 
in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 5. 

Lot Two Hundred Five (205) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 6. 

Lot Two Hundred Four (204) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 



Parcel No. 7. 

Lot Two Hundred Three (203) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 8. 

Lot Two Hundred Two (202) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 9. 

Lot Two Hundred One (201) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 10. 

Lot Two Hundred (200) in Block Six (6) in 
Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section Thirty- 
two (32), Township Forty (40) North, Range 
Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 11. 

Lot One Hundred Ninety-nine (199) in Block 
Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Sec- 
tion Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 12. 

Lot One Hundred Ninety-eight (198) in Block 
Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in 
Section Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 13. 

Lot One Hundred Ninety-seven (197) in Block 
Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in 
Section Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 14. 

Lot One Hundred Ninety-six (196) in Block 
Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in 
Section Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 15. 

Lot One Hundred Ninety-five (195) in Block 
Six ( 6 ) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Sec- 
tion Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) 
North, Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 



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109 



for the purpose of agreeing as to the compensation 
to be paid for or in respect of certain rights to be 
acquired by the City in said property for subway 
purposes, I respectfully report that I undertook such 
negotiations. 

In each instance the owner or owners of or party 
or parties interested in said property refused to 
accept the amount offered and I have been unable 
to agree with them as to the compensation to be 
paid for or in respect of said property. 

An ordinance authorizing the Corporation Coun- 
sel of the City of Chicago to institute proceedings 
to acquire title to and possession of said rights in 
said property for the City of Chicago in accordance 
with the Eminent Domain Laws of the State of 
Illinois is presented herewith. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Philip Harrington, 

Commissioner of Subways and Traction. 

Alderman Quinn moved to concur in the report of 
the Committee on Local Transportation and to pass 
the ordinance recommended therein. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, Sain, 
Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan .and Quinn — 42. 

Nays — None. 

Alderman Lindell thereupon moved to reconsider 
the foregoing vote. 

The motion to reconsider was lost. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, the Commissioner of Subways and 
Traction of the City of Chicago has reported to the 
City Council of the City of Chicago his acts and 
doings in negotiating for and in behalf of the City 
of Chicago with the owner or owners of or party 
or parties interested in the real property herein- 
after in Section 2 of this ordinance described 'for 
the purpose of agreeing as to the compensation to 
be paid for or in respect of said property, and the 
said City Council of the City of Chicago having 
carefully examined and considered said report finds 
that due and diligent efforts were made to agree 
with the owner or owners of and the party or 
parties interested in said property as to compensa- 
tion to be paid for or in respect of said property, 
and that the City of Chicago has been and is unable 
to agree with the owner or owners of and party 
or parties interested in said property as to said 
compensation, Therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. It is necessary, convenient, and de- 
sirable for the City of Chicago to acquire title to 



and possession of certain real property hereinafter 
described in Section 2 of this ordinance and as 
shown in the attached plat (which is hereby miade 
a part hereof) for the purpose of constructing, 
maintaining and operating a system of subways for 
local transportation purposes to be and remain the 
property of the City of Chicago as provided for in 
the ordinance passed by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago November 3, 1938, which said or- 
dinance authorizes an Initial System of Subways 
to form an integral part of such system of local 
transportation as hereafter may be provided in the 
City of Chicago, with connections and extensions 
to and toward and affording rapid transit facilities 
for all sections of the city and further providing 
that said Initial System of Subways shall consist of 
tunnels and ways constructed in the city beneath 
the surface of the streets, alleys, public places and 
other lands and properties both public and private 
and under the Chicago River, and located as de- 
scribed in said ordinance and in the general plans 
and drawings by reference made a part thereof 
which general plans and drawings were subse- 
quently modified by an ordinance passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago January 18, 
1939 and by an ordinance passed by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago March 24, 1939. 

Section 2. The property necessary, convenient 
and desirable to acquire for the purposes set forth 
in Section 1 of this ordinance is more fully described 
as follows: 

Parcel No. 1. 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

All of that part of Lot Two Hundred Nine 
(209) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the easterly cor- 
ner of said lot, thence along the southeasterly 
line for a distance of fourteen feet (14'); thence 
along a straight line to a point on the north- 
easterly line of said lot twenty-one feet (21') 
northwesterly of the easterly corner of said lot; 
thence southeasterly along the northeasterly lot 
line to the point of beginning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive cal- 
endar months from the time the City of Chicago 
acquires said right and easement and shall in- 
clude the right to enter upon and exclusively use 
and occupy the premises above described for the 
purpose of constructing a portion of the system 
of subways for local transportation heretofore in 
Section 1 described, together with the right to 
make excavations and to erect temporary struc- 
tures thereon and to erect and install structures 
necessary for the construction of a subway in the 
immediate vicinity of said premises and the right 
to destroy or remove any and all structures or 
buildings, or parts thereof, existing within the 
confines of said easement at the time of acquisi- 
tion by the City of Chicago. At or before the 
expiration of said period of twelve (12) calen- 
dar months any temporary structure erected shall 
be removed and any excavations made for sub- 
way purposes within said premises shall be back- 
filled with soil or other suitable material sub- 
stantially to the level or levels existing at the 
time the City of Chicago acquired the right and 
easement to said premises. 



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Parcel No. 2. 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

All of that part of Lot Two Hundred Eight 
(208) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the northerly 
corner of said lot, thence southeasterly along the 
northeasterly line of said lot to the easterly cor- 
ner of said lot; thence southwesterly along the 
southeasterly lot line for a distance of thirty-one 
and no tenths feet (31.0'); thence northerly 
along a straight line to a point on the northwest- 
erly lot line fourteen and no tenths feet (14.0') 
southwesterly of the northerly corner of said lot; 
thence along the northwesterly lot line to the 
point of beginning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive 
calendar months from the time the City of Chi- 
cago acquires said right and easement and shall 
include the right to enter upon and exclusively 
use and occupy the premises above described for 
the purpose of constructing a portion of the sys- 
tem of subways for local transportation hereto- 
fore in Section 1 described, together with the 
right to make excavations and to erect temporary 
structures thereon and to erect and install struc- 
tures necessary for the construction of a subway 
in the immediate vicinity of said premises and 
the right to destroy or remove any and all struc- 
tures or buildings, or parts thereof, existing with- 
in the confines of said easement at the time of 
acquisition by the City of Chicago. At or before 
the expiration of said period of twelve (12) cal- 
endar months any temporary structure erected 
shall be removed and any excavations made for 
subway purposes within said premises shall be 
backfilled with soil or other suitable material 
substantially to the level or levels existing at the 
time the City of Chicago acquired the right and 
easement to said premises. 

Also 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

All of that part of Lot Two Hundred Eight 
(208) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the "Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the easterly 
corner of said lot, thence southwesterly along the 
southeasterly lot line for a distance of fourteen 
and no tenths feet (14.0') ; thence northerly along 
a straight line to a point on the northeasterly lot 
line, said point being twenty and no tenths feet 
(20.0') northwesterly of the easterly lot corner; 
thence southeasterly along the northeasterly lot 
line to the point of beginning; and below a hori- 
zontal plane whose elevation is nine (9) feet 
above Chicago City Datum (+9.0 Chicago City 
Datum) and lying between the lines of the afore- 
described property projected vertically down- 
ward to the center of the earth. 



Parcel No. 3. 

Lot Two Hundred Seven (207) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 4. 

Lot Two Hundred Six (206) in Block Six (6) 
in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 5. 

Lot Two Hundred Five (205) in Block Six (6) 
in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 6. 

Lot Two Hundred Four (204) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 7. 

Lot Two Hundred Three (203) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 8. 

Lot Two Hundred Two (202) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 9. 

Lot Two Hundred One (201) in Block Six 
(6) in Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section 
Thirty-two (32), Township Forty (40) North, 
Range Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 10. 

Lot Two Hundred (200) in Block Six (6) in 
Sheffield's Addition to Chicago in Section Thirty- 
two (32), Township Forty (40) North, Range 
Fourteen (14) East of the Third Principal Merid- 
ian, in the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Parcel No. 11. 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

That part of Lot One Hundred Ninety-nine 
(199) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 



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cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the southerly 
corner of said lot, thence northwesterly along the 
southwesterly lot line to the westerly corner of 
said lot; thence northeasterly along the north- 
westerly lot line for a distance of forty-nine and 
no tenths feet (49.0); thence southerly along a 
straight line to a point on the southeasterly lot 
line forty and no tenths feet (40.0) northeasterly 
from the southerly lot corner; thence southwest- 
erly along the southeasterly lot line to the point 
of beginning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive cal- 
endar months from the time the City of Chicago 
acquires said right and easement and shall in- 
clude the right to enter upon and exclusively 
use and occupy the premises above described for 
the purpose of constructing a portion of the sys- 
tem of subways for local transportation hereto- 
fore in Section 1 described, together with the 
right to make excavations and to erect temporary 
structures thereon and to erect and install struc- 
tures necessary for the construction of a subway 
in the immediate vicinity of said premises and 
the right to destroy or remove any and all struc- 
tures or buildings, or parts thereof, existing 
within the confines of said easement at the time 
of acquisition by the City of Chicago. At or be- 
fore the expiration of said period of twelve (12) 
calendar months any temporary structure erected 
shall be removed and any excavations made for 
subway purposes within said premises shall be 
backfilled with soil or other suitable material 
substantially to the level or levels existing at the 
time the City of Chicago acquired the right of 
easement to said premises. 

Also 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, through and under 

That part of Lot One Hundred Ninety-nine 
(199) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the southerly 
corner of said lot, thence northwesterly along the 
southwesterly lot line to the westerly lot corner 
thence northeasterly along the northwesterly lot 
line for a distance of thirty-three and no tenths 
feet (33.0); thence southerly along a straight 
line to a point on the southeasterly lot line, a dis- 
tance of twenty-five and no tenths feet (25.0) 
northeasterly of the southerly lot corner; thence 
southwesterly along the southeasterly lot line to 
the point of beginning, and below a horizontal 
plane whose elevation is two (2) feet above Chi- 
cago City Datum (+2.0 Chicago City Datum) and 
lying between the lines of the aforedescribed 
property projected vertically downward to the 
center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 12. 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

That part of Lot One Hundred Ninety-eight 
(198) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 



the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the southerly 
corner of said lot, thence northwesterly along the 
southwesterly lot line to the westerly lot corner; 
thence northeasterly along the northwesterly lot 
line for a distance of forty and no tenths feet 
(40.0); thence southerly along a straight line to 
a point on the southeasterly lot line, thirty-three 
and no tenths feet (33.0') northeasterly of the 
southerly lot corner; thence southwesterly along 
the southeasterly lot line to the point of begin- 
ning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive cal- 
endar months from the time the City of Chicago 
acquires said right and easement and shall in- 
clude the right to enter upon and exclusively use 
and occupy the premises above described for the 
purpose of constructing a portion of the system of 
subways for local transportation heretofore in 
Section 1 described, together with the right to 
make excavations and to erect temporary struc- 
tures thereon and to erect and install structures 
necessary for the construction of a subway in the 
immediate vicinity of said premises and the right 
to destroy or remove any and all structures or 
buildings, or parts thereof, existing within the 
confines of said easement at the time of acquis- 
tion by the City of Chicago. At or before the ex- 
piration of said period of twelve (12) calendar 
months any temporary structure erected shall be 
removed and any excavations made of subway 
purposes within said premises shall be backfilled 
with soil or other suitable material substantially 
to the level or levels existing at the time the City 
of Chicago acquired the right and easement to 
said premises. 

Also 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tunnels 
in, and through and under 

That part of Lot One Hundred Ninety-eight 
(198) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the southerly 
lot corner, thence northwesterly along the south- 
westerly lot line to the westerly lot corner; 
thence northeasterly along the northwesterly lot 
line for a distance of twenty-five and no tenths 
feet (25.0'); thence southerly along a straight 
line to a point on the southeasterly lot line, which 
is eighteen and no tenths feet (18.0') northeast- 
erly of the southerly lot corner; thence south- 
westerly along the southeasterly lot line to the 
point of beginning; and below a horizontal plane 
whose elevation is one (1) foot above Chicago 
City Datum ( + 1.0 Chicago City Datum) and ly- 
ing between the lines of the aforedescribed 
property projected vertically downward to the 
center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 13. 

A temporary and exclusive right and easement 
in, through, over and under 

That part of Lot One Hundred Ninety-seven 
(197) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (H) East of 



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the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the southerly 
corner of said lot, thence northwesterly along 
the southwesterly lot line to the westerly lot cor- 
ner; thence northeasterly along the north- 
westerly lot line for a distance of thirty-three 
and no tenths feet (33.0'); thence southerly 
along a straight line to a point on the south- 
easterly lot line twenty-five and no tenths feet 
(25.0') northeasterly of the southerly lot cor- 
ner; thence southwesterly along the southeast- 
erly lot line to the point of beginning. 

Said temporary right and easement shall con- 
tinue for a period of twelve (12) consecutive cal- 
endar months from the time the City of Chicago 
acquires said right and easement and shall in- 
clude the right to enter upon and exclusively use 
and occupy the premises above described for 
the purpose of constructing a portion of the sys- 
tem of subways for local transportation hereto- 
fore in Section 1 described, together with the 
right to make excavations and to erect tempor- 
ary structures thereon and to erect and install 
structures necessary for the construction of a 
subway in the immediate vicinity of said prem- 
ises and the right to destroy or remove any and 
all structures or buildings, or parts thereof, 
existing within the confines of said easement at 
the time of acquisition by the City of Chicago 
At or before the expiration of said period of 
twelve (12) calendar months any temporary 
structure erected shall be removed and any exca- 
vations made for subway purposes within said 
premises sfiall be backfilled with soil or other 
suitable material substantially to the level or 
levels existing at the time the City of Chicago 
acquired the right and easement to said premises. 

Also 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tun- 
nels in, through and under 

That part of Lot One Hundred Ninety-sevei 
(197) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition t(. 
Chicago, in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East oi 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the south- 
erly corner of said lot, thence northwesterly 
along the southwesterly lot line to the westerly 
lot corner; thence northeasterly along the 
northwesterly lot line for a distance of eighteen 
and no tenths feet (18.0'); thence southerly 
along a straight line to a point on the south- 
easterly lot line, twelve and no tenths feet 
(12.0') northeasterly of the southerly lot cor- 
ner; thence southwesterly along the southeast- 
erly lot line to the point of beginning; and below 
a horizontal plane whose elevation is Chicago 
City Datum and lying between the lines of th^ 
pforedescribed property projected vertically 
downward to the center of the earth. 

Parcel No. 14. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
casement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tun- 
nels in, through and under 

That part of Lot One Hundred Ninety-six 
n96) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago, in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 



Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, 
described as follows: Beginning at the south- 
erly corner of said lot, thence northwesterly 
along the southwesterly lot line to the westerly 
lot corner; thence northeasterly along the north- 
westerly lot line for a distance of twelve and no 
tenths feet (12.0'); thence southerly along a 
straight line to a point on the southeasterly lot 
line, six and no tenths feet (6.0') northeasterly 
of the southerly lot corner; thence southwesterly 
along the southeasterly lot line to the point of 
beginning; and below a horizontal plane whose 
elevation is Chicago City Datum and lying be- 
tween the lines of the aforesaid described prop- 
erty projected vertically downward to the cen- 
ter of the earth. 

Parcel No. 15. 

A permanent, perpetual and exclusive right, 
easement and right of way for the construction, 
maintenance and operation of subways and tun- 
nels in, through and under 

That part of Lot One Hundi-ed Ninety-five 
(195) in Block Six (6) in Sheffield's Addition to 
Chicago in Section Thirty-two (32), Township 
Forty (40) North, Range Fourteen (14) East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois, de- 
scribed as follows: Beginning at the southerly 
corner of said lot, thence northwesterly along 
the southwesterly lot line to the westerly lot 
corner; thence northeasterly along the north- 
westerly lot line for a distance of six and no 
tenths feet (6.0'); thence southerly along a 
straight line to a point on the southeasterly lot 
line two and no tenths feet (2.0') northeasterly 
of the southerly lot corner; thence southwest- 
erly along the southeasterly lot line to the point 
of beginning, and below a horizontal plane whose 
elevation is Chicago City Datum and lying be- 
tween the lines of the aforedescribed property 
projected vertically downward to the center of 
the earth. 

Parcels Nos. 1 to 15, both inclusive, hereinabove 
described are shown upon the plat made a part of 
this ordinance and thereon designated as Parcels 
1 to 15. 

Section 3. The title to and possession of said 
real property specifically described in Section 2 of 
this ordinance shall be acquired by the City of Chi- 
cago and the Corporation Counsel for said City 
hereby is authorized, empowered and directed to 
institute proceedings in any court of competent 
jurisdiction to acquire the title to and possession of 
said property for the said City of Chicago in ac- 
cordance with the Eminent Domain Laws of the 
State of Illinois. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in full force from and after its passage. 



POLICE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS. 



Direction for the Issuance of a Permit to United May 

Day Committee to Conduct a Parade on April 

30, 1939. 

The Committee on Police and Municipal Institu- 
tions submitted a report recommending the passage 



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of an order submitted therewith to grant permission 
to the United May Day Committee to conduct a parade 
on April [iO, 1939. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to concur in said 
leport and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, CuUerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to the United May Day Committee to con- 
duct a MAY DAY parade on Sunday, April 30, 1939, 
at 2: 00 o'clock P. M. over the following route: West 
on E. Randolph street from N. Michigan avenue to 
N. State street, south on N. State street from Ran- 
dolph street to Madison street, west on W. Madison 
street from State street to N. Ogden avenue, north- 
east on N. Ogden avenue from W. Madison street 
. to W. Lake street. 



MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN. 



Direction for the Issuance of a Permit to Polish Na- 
tional Alliance to Conduct a Parade on May 7, 
1939. 

The Committee on Police and Municipal Institutions 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith to grant permission to the 
Polish National Alliance to conduct a parade on May 
7, 1939. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to concur in said 
report and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota. 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to the Polish National Alliance to conduct 
a parade on Sunday, May 7, 1939, at 1:00 o'clock 
P. M. fi'om N. Noble and W. Division streets west- 
ward on W. Division street to Humboldt Park. 



(Said Matters Ilavinji Been Presented, in Order, by 
Wards, Beginninj; with <he Fiftieth Ward.) 



FIRST WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of S. 
Market St. 

Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

'S. Market street 
(east side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 40 feet north 
of the northeast corner of 
W. Monroe and S. Market 
streets". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanmious consent was given to pei'mit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and naj's as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



EstablishiTient of a Loading Zone at No. 58 E. 9th St. 

Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That that portion of E. 9th street 
along the north curb thereof for a distance of 25 
feet in front of the premises known as No. 58 E. 
9th street be and the same is hereby designated a 
loading zone, in accordance with the provisions of 



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Section 18 of the Revised Uniform Traffic Code of 
the City of Chicago, passed December 9th, 1936. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Navs — None. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on a Portion of W. 
Wacker Drive (Lower Level), 

Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
in designated street areas to specified periods passed 
by the City Council on January 13, 1937, and ap- 
pearing on pages 3114 to 3116 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Period) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

"W. Wacker drive 
(lower level) 
(northerly road- 
way along the 
Chicago River) 



(Limits) 



(Period) 



From N. Frank- One hour", 
lin street to 
N.Wells street 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
the following orders: 

Ben Alpert, Inc.: Permission to Install Gasoline Tanks. 

Ordered, That the Fire Commissioner be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to issue a permit 
to Ben Alpert, Inc., for the installation of tanks for 
a gasoline filling station at Nos. 100-140 N. Wacker 
drive, provided frontage consents are filed in the 
Fire Prevention Bureau. 



Balaban & Katz Corp.: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Balaban & Katz Corporation to maintain an exist- 
ing canopy over the sidewalk in W. Randolph street, 
attached to the building or structure located at No. 
74 W. Randolph street for a period of five (5) years 
from May 1, 1939, in accordance with plans and 
specifications filed with the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer; 
said canopy not to exceed 25 feet in length nor 16 
feet in width, upon the filing of the application and 
bond and payment of the initial compensation pro- 
vided for by ordinance relating to the construction 
and maintenance of canopies, except that compen- 
sation shall be paid annually, in advance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Benjamin Bortz: Proposed Driveway. 

Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an order for the issuance of a permit to Benjamin 
Bortz to construct and maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk in front of the premises known as No. 205 
N. Clark street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Vacation of an Alley. 

Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for the vacation of the north-and-south 
alley in the block bounded by W. 23rd street, W. 24th 
street, S. La Salle street and the C, R. I. & P. R. R., 
in Uhlich and Muhlke's Addition to Chicago, N.E. V4, 
Section 28-39-14 (Frieda Furst and Uhlich Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Orphan Asylum), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Rest Haven Home). 

Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an order to direct that a warrant for collection issued 
against Rest Haven Home be cancelled, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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SECOND WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 3410-3412 S. Cot- 
tage Grove Av. 

Alderman Dickerson presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"S. Cottage Grove 
avenue 
(west side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet in 
front of the premises 
known as Nos. 3410-3412 
S. Cottage Grove ave- 
nue". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



and maintain four driveways at Nos. 3305-3329 S. 
Wabash avenue and one driveway at Nos. 57-61 E. 
33rd street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Aldermen Dickerson and Grant presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install "Stop and Go" lights at the inter- 
section of S. Indiana avenue and E. 43rd street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Dickerson moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Phil Goetz Co. 

Alderman Dickerson presented a claim of Phil Goetz 
Company for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



William C. Huber: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Dickerson presented an order for the is- 
suance of a permit to William C. Huber to construct 



THIRD WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signals. 

Alderman Grant presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install "Stop — Danger" signals on the 
north and south sides of S. Prairie avenue, at E. 
47th street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grant moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Aldermen Grant, Douglas and Murphy presented 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install "Stop and Go" lights at the inter- 
section of S. State street and E. and W. 59th street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grant moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Adam Frierson). 

Alderman Grant presented an order to direct that 
a warrant for collection issued against Adam Frierson 
be canceled, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTH WARD, 



Proposed Appointment of a "Chicago Race Relations 

Commission" to Investigate and Report on the 

General Problem of Inter-Racial Relations. 

Alderman Douglas presented a resolution to author- 
ize appointment of a "Chicago Race Relations Com- 



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mission" to investigate and report on the general 
problems of inter-racial relations, particularly the 
problems of the Negroes in regard to health, living 
conditions, recreational facilities, schools, and the eco- 
nomic and cultural opportunities of the Negro popu- 
lation. 

Reference of said resolution to two Council commit- 
tees having been called for, said resolution was, in 
accordance with Rule 46 of the Council's Rules of 
Order, referred to the Committee on Committees and 
Rules. 



SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 6650 S. Blackstone 

Av. 

Alderman Smith presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Blackstone For a distance of 50 feet in 

avenue front of the premises 

(west side) known as No. 6650 S. 

Blackstone avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
» mittee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 6418 S. Vernon Av. 

Alderman Smith presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 



ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"S. Vernon avenue 
(west side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet 
in front of the premises 
known as No. 6418 S. 
Vernon avenue". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Smith presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at S. Dorchester avenue and 
E. 73rd street. 

Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of E. 68th 
street and S. Stony Island avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction to Install a Traffic Warning Sign. 

Aldermen Smith and Olin presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install a 
"Stop" flicker sign on S. Dorchester avenue at E. 
73rd street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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SEVENTH WARD. 



Claim of William C. Ryan. 

Alderman Lindell (for Alderman Daley) presented 
a claim of Williain C. Ryan for a refund of license fee, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTH WARD. 



Alderman Olin presented the following orders: 

C. W. McDowell: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. W. McDowell to construct and maintain four 
driveways across the sidewalk, each 16 feet wide, 
adjoining the premises known as Nos. 8301-8303- 
8305 S. Cottage Grove avenue (two driveways on 
S. Cottage Grove avenue, and two driveways on E. 
83rd street) ; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Anthony Wadoz, Jr.: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Anthony Wadoz, Jr., to construct and maintain 
three driveways across the sidewalk, each 16 feet 
wide, adjoining the premises known as the north- 
west corner of E. 77th street and S. Cottage Grove 
avenue (one driveway on S. Cottage Grove avenue, 
and two driveways on E. 77th street) ; said permit 
to be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Olin moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



NINTH WARD. 



Speed Limitations for Vehicles on Portions of W. 120th 
and W. 123rd Sis. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordaimed by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 



on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceechngs 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the three captions (Street 
— Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the follow- 
ing language: 



(Street) 

"W. 120th 
street 

"W. 123rd 
street 



(Limits) 

S. Normal avenue 
to S. Halsted 
street 

S. State street to 
S. Halsted street 



(Speed) 

25 miles per 
hour", 

25 miles per 
hour". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Authorization for the Construction of Docks in Lake 
Calumet, 

Aldermen Lindell and Rowan presented the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pro- , 
ceed with the construction of docks in Lake Calu- 
met up to the limit of existing appropriation. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Install Street Lights. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 



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directed to install electric street lights on the fol- 
lowing streets: 

S. Cottage Grove avenue, from E. 95th street 
to E. 99th street; 

S. Avalon avenue, from E. 95th street to E. 
99th street; 

S. Indiana avenue, from E. 119th street to E. 
121st street; 

S. Michigan avenue, from E. 119th street to 
E. 121st street; 

S. Edbrooke avenue, from E. 121st street to E. 
121st place. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Lindell presented the following orders: 

Direction for an Estimate of the Cost of Condemning 
the Non-Dedicated Portion of W. 107th PI. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improvements 
be and it is hereby authorized and directed to esti- 
mate the cost of condemning the non-dedicated 
portion of W. 107th place, immediately east of the 
Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad. 



Proposed Investigation of the Advisability of the Con- 
struction by the City of Homes on Forfeited Prop- 
erty, with Salvage Material. 

Alderman Lindell presented a resolution to direct 
an investigation of the advisability of the construction, 
by the City, of homes on forfeited property, with the 
use of salvage material, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



Proposed Survey of Housing Conditions in the City of 
Chicago. 

Alderman Lindell presented a resolution to direct 
that a survey of housing conditions in the City of Chi- 
cago be made, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



Proposed Direction for Submission of a Report Con- 
cerning the Congress St. Improvement. 

Alderman Lindell presented an order for the prepa- 
ration and submission of a report relative to the pro- 
posed Congress Street Improvement, with reference 
to the total cost thereof, the property to be affected 
thereby, the amount of taxes which would be lost to 
the City, the necessary adjustments which would be 
necessary, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Transportation. 



Proposed Prohibition against the Use of Granite Block 
Pavement in Railroad Subways, Etc. 

Alderman Lindell presented an order to direct that 
permits be refused for the use of granite blocks for 
paving in railroad subways used for highway pur- 
poses, and to cause the removal or resurfacing of gran- 
ite block pavements now in subways, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Direction to Install a Street Light. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install a street light on the existing pole 
located at the alley on the east side of S. Indiana 
avenue, between E. Kensington avenue and E. 115th 
street. 



Direction to Install a Gas Street Light. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install a gas street light on W. 101st 
street, between S. Princeton avenue and S. Stewart 
avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Setting Aside of One Month for a Traffic 
Safety Campaign. 

Alderman Lindell presented a resolution for the set- 
ting aside of one month of this year for the purpose 
of conducting a traffic safety campaign in order to se- 
cure a vigorous enforcement of traffic laws and ordi- 
nances, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Proposed Direction for Consideration of a Proposal of 

the Chicago Motor Club for an East-West 

Traffic System. 

Alderman Lindell presented an order to direct that 
consideration be given to a proposal of the Safety and 
Traffic Engineering Department of the Chicago Motor 
Club for construction of an east-west traffic system, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



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Proposed Cancellation of Sundry Warrants for Collec- 
tion (Holland Iloine and Caley Bros.). 

Alderman Lindell presented orders to direct that 
warrants for collection issued against Holland Home 
(2) and Caley Brothers be cancelled, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Investigation As to the Cost of Street-Clean- 
ing Machines and the Cost of Cleaning Streets 
with Such Equipment. 

Alderman Lindell presented an order to direct that 
an investigation be made as to the cost of street-clean- 
ing machines and the cost of cleaning streets with such 
equipment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of Mrs. Mathilda Carlson and Estate of Henry 
Young. 

Alderman Lindell presented a claim of Mrs. Ma- 
thilda Carlson for compensation for personal injuries, 
and a claim of the estate of Henry Young for a refund 
of license fee, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TENTH WARD. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of S. 
Dante Av. 

Alderman Rowan presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the three captions (Street 
— Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the follow- 
ing language: 



(Street) 

'S. Dante 
avenue 



(Limits) 

From E. 87th street 
to E. 91st street 



(Speed) 

20 miles per 
hour". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 



The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kaccna, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



St. Ailbe's Church: Free Building Permits. 

Alderman Rowan presented . the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Buildings, 
the Commissioner of Public Works, the President 
of the Board of Health, and the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity, be and they are hereby 
directed to issue all necessary permits, free of 
charge, notwithstanding other ordinances of the 
City to the contrary to St. Ailbe's Church, for a 
brick building to be used as a parish house, and to 
be located at the northwest corner of E. 91st street 
and S. Harper avenue; said building to be used ex- 
clusively for religious purposes and not leased or 
otherwise used with a view to profit; said work to 
be done in accordance with plans submitted. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



St. Ailbe's Rectory: Free Electrical Permits. 

Alderman Rowan presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue all necessary permits, free of 
charge, notwithstanding other ordinances of the 
City to the contrary, to St. Ailbe's rectory to be lo- 
cated at the northwest corner of E. 91st street and 
S. Harper avenue; said building to be used exclu- 
sively for religious purposes and not leased or 
otherwise used with a view to profit; said electrical 



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work to be done in accordance with plans sub- 
mitted. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take efEect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



St. Ailbe's Rectory: Free Installation of a Water 
Service Pipe. 

Alderman Rowan presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed and authorized 
to install, free of charge, a 2-inch tap and 2-inch 
water service pipe from the main in E. 91st street to 
the new rectory building of St. Ailbe's parish to be 
located at E. 91st street and S. Harper avenue. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Rowan presented the following orders: 

Direction to Close a Portion of S. Burley Av. to Traffic 
and to Erect a Temporary Stand. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to close to traffic S. 
Burley avenue between E. 111th street and E. 117th 
street from 12: 00 o'clock noon to 5: 00 o'clock P. M., 
on Sunday, May 28, 1939, and also erect a tempor- 



115th and E. 116th streets, for memorial services 
to be held in honor of the ten steel workers who 
lost their lives on Memorial Day, 1937. 



Rev. Joseph P. Doran: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Reverend Joseph P. Doran to construct and main- 
tain one driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet 
wide, adjoining the premises known as the north- 
west corner of E. 91st and S. Harper avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



John Karkosik: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Karkosik to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk, each ten feet wide, 
in front of the premises known as Nos. 2336-2340 
E. 86th street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago gov- 
erning the construction and maintenance of drive- 
ways. 



Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install "School — 
Slow Down" signs on S. Dante avenue, from E. 
89th street to E. 90th street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Aderman Rowan moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claims of Milton Eisenberg and Earl J. Walker. 

Alderman Rowan presented a claim of Milton Eisen- 
berg for a refund of cash bail, and a claim of Earl J. 
Walker for a decrease of the water rates assessed 
against the premises known as Nos. 3355-3357 E. 91st 
street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 



Direction for the Issuance of Free Permits for the 

Erection of Frame Buildings and a Fence on City 

Property (Temporary Storage of Material). 

Alderman Connelly presented the following ordi- 



ary speakers' stand on S. Burley avenue, between E. nance: 



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Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Cliicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Buildings, 
Commissioner of Public Works, the President of 
the Board of Health and the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue all necessary permits, free of charge, 
to the Commissioner of Public Works, for two one- 
story frame buildings and a fence to be used for the 
temporary storage of material for the City of Chi- 
cago, and to be located on land owned by the City 
of Chicago, corporate fund, at Nos. 1494-1516 W. 
39th street, said buildings and enclosed yard to be 
used exclusively for City purposes and not to be 
leased, or otherwise used with a view to profit; 
said work to be done in accordance with plans sub- 
mitted, and said buildings and fence to be wrecked 
and removed by the City when no longer required 
for this special use. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Connelly moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Michael T. Hayes: Proposed Extension of a Driveway. 

Alderman Connelly presented an order directing 
that a permit be issued to Michael T. Hayes to con- 
struct and maintain an addition to an existing drive- 
way at Nos. 3315-3325 S. Parnell avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWELFTH WARD. 



Alderman Hartnett presented the following orders: 

Chicago, West Pullman & Southern R.R. Co.: Switch 
Track (Ordinance Taken from File and Re- 
Referred). 

Ordered, That an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to the Chicago, West Pullman & 
Southern Railroad Company to maintain and op- 
erate an existing switch track across S. Loomis 
street at a point seven feet south of W. 119th street, 
placed on file March 24, 1939, page 8209 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of 
said date, be and the same is hereby taken from 
file and re-referred to the Committee on Local In- 
dustries, Streets and Alleys. 



Consumers Company of Illinois: Switch Track (Ordi- 
nance Taken from File and Re-Referred). 

Ordered, That an ordinance granting permission 
and authority to the Consumers Company of Illi- 
nois to maintain and use an existing switch track 
in and along S. Commercial avenue and across E. 
81st street, placed on file March 24, 1939, page 8209 
of the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Coun- 
cil of said date, be and the same is hereby taken 
from file and re-referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries, Streets and Alleys. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Peddling in a Certain District. 

Alderman Hogan presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3585- A of the Revised 
Chicago Code of 1931, as amended, be and the same 
is hereby further amended by adding thereto the 
following language: 

"No one having a peddler's license shall peddle 
any fruit, goods, wares or merchandise or any 
other article or thing whatsoever, at any time, 
within the following-described district: 

S. Millard avenue to S. Cicero avenue; 
W. 59th street (south side) to W. 67th street 
(north side)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Hogan presented the following orders: 

John Corcoran: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



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John Corcoran to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in the rear 
of the premises known as No. 7159 S. Honore street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Mrs. Grace Kolinkamp: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mrs. Grace Kolinkamp to construct and maintain 
one driveway across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, 
in the rear of the premises known as No. 7258 S. 
Wood street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Direction for a Survey of Lighting Facilities on Certain 
Streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to cause a survey for the installation of elec- 
tric street lights on the following streets: 

S. Pulaski road, from S. Archer avenue to W. 
71st street; 

W. 63rd street, from S. Cicero avenue to S. 
Central avenue. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. ' 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "stop and go" lights at the follow- 
ing intersections: 

S. Archer avenue and S. Pulaski road; 

W. 47th street and S. Archer avenue; 

W. Marquette road and S. California avenue. 



Felix J. Wesolosi: Permission to Tap a Water Main. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a permit to Felix J. Wesolosi, a bonded and 
licensed plumber, to tap city water supply at W. 
65th street and S. LaCrosse avenue, in order to 
secure water supply for the home of Charles Buck- 
meier at No. 4825 W. 65th street; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago and as outlined in Section 4075 of the 
Revised Chicago Code of 1931. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Amendment of Subdivision (n) of Section 

5401.02 of the "Building Ordinance of the City of 

Chicago" (Fire Limits). 

Alderman Hogan presented an ordinance to amend 
Subdivision (n) of Section 5401.02 of the "Building 
Ordinance of the City of Chicago", to include within 
the fire limits the territory bounded by W. 69th street, 
W. 75th street (Belt Railway), S. Damen avenue and 
S. Bell avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Establishment of Small Parks and Play- 
grounds in the Thirteenth Ward. 

Alderman Hogan presented an order to direct that 
consideration be given to the matter of establishing 
small parks and playgrounds within the confines of 
the Thirteenth Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Aviation and Recrea- 
tion. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 



Claim of Paul C. Krahn. 

Alderman McDermott presented a claim of Paul C. 
Krahn for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



Proposed Reduction in the Permit Fee for Portable 
Mechanical Amusement Devices. 

Alderman Kovarik presented an ordinance to amend 
paragraph (g) of Section 403.05 of the "Building Or- 
dinance of the City of Chicago", to reduce the permit 
fee, including initial inspection, for each portable me- 
chanical amusement device, from twenty-five dollars 
to five dollars for each assembly or installation, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Street Lights. 

Alderman Boyle presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized to install 
electric street lights in S. Ashland avenue, from 



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W. 64th street to W. 67th street, charging same to 
Account 570-S-75 Corporate Bond Surplus Ac- 
count. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Boyle moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Boyle presented the following orders: 

Proposed Permission for Diagonal Parking on a Por- 
tion of S. Ashland Av. and Proposed Installation 
of Traffic Signal Lights. 

Whereas, Statistics compiled prove that an ap- 
palling death rate from automobiles has taken 
place during the past year on S. Ashland avenue; 
and 

Whereas, Everyone who has a knowledge of this 
street agrees that the width of the street invites 
^ drivers to speed, and 

Whereas, It is impossible to check the speed of 
automobiles by patrolling; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Traffic and 
Public Safety be and it hereby is directed to give 
consideration to the matter of recommending diag- 
onal parking on S. Ashland avenue, from W. 62nd 
street to W. 64th street, and the installation of "Stop 
and Go" lights at the intersections of W. 62nd street 
and S. Ashland avenue and W. 64th street and S. 
Ashland avenue. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights on W. 62nd 
and W. 64th Sts. at S. Ashland Av. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets ajid 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of: 

W. 62nd street and S. Ashland avenue; 
W. 64th street and S. Ashland avenue. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights at W. 59th 
and S. Morgan Sts. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of W. 59th 
and S. Morgan streets. 



Direction to Install a Traffic Warning Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 



a "Stop— Danger" sign on W. 63rd at S. Wood 
streets. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Boyle moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Walter Strolls. 

Alderman Boyle presented a claim of Walter Strolls 
for compensation for damage to an automobile, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of S. 
Halsted St. 

Alderman Murphy presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 



(Street) 

'S. Halsted street 
(east side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 100 feet 
north of W. 77th street". 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Murphy moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



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Authorization to Permit Diagonal Parking on a Portion 
of S. Vincennes Av. 

Alderman Murphy presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police and 
the Commissioner of Streets and Electricity be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to allow 
diagonal parking on S. Vincennes avenue (both 
sides), from W. 73rd street to W. 75th street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Murphy moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Thomas Mulherin. 

Alderman Murphy presented a claim of Thomas 
Mulherin for compensation for damage to an automo- 
bile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Direction to Install "School — Slow Down" Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to erect 
"School — Slow Down" signs at the following loca- 
tions: 



S. Sangamon street 
(west side) 

S. Sangamon street 
(east side) 

W. 72nd street 
(north side) 

W. 72nd street 
(south side) 

W. 71st street 
(north side) 

W. 71st street 
(south side) 



north of W. 71st street 
south of W. 72nd street 
east of S. Sangamon street 
east of S. Morgan street 
east of S. Sangamon street 
east of S. Morgan street. 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman O'Hallaren moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



I 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 



Alderman O'Hallaren presented the following or- 
ders: 

Direction to Install a Public Drinking Fountain. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to in- 
stall a public drinking fountain at the northeast 
corner of W. 79th street and S. Western avenue. 



Claim of Stanley Vanas. 

Alderman O'Hallaren presented a claim of Stanley 
Vanas for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Direction to Close a Portion of S. Sangamon St. to 
Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
close to traffic the following: 

S. Sangamon street, between W. 71st street and 
W. 72nd street; 

Hours: 8:30 A. M. to 9:15 A. M. 
11:45 A.M. to 1:00 P. M.; 

From April 26, 1939 to June 21, 1939. 



Alderman Duffy presented the following orders: 

Frank Beilfuss: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Beilfuss to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9155 S. Oakley ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "stop and go" lights at the intersec- 
tions of the following streets: 

W. 76th street and S. Ashland avenue, 
W. 76th street and S. Loomis boulevard. 



H. J. Bluhm: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. J. Bluhm to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 10042 S. Claremont 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



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Robert M. Cooper: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Robert M. Cooper to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 10142 S. Emer- 
ald avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



J. Fleming: Driveway, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Fleming to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 9111 S. Leavitt street; said 
permit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 



driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 8833 S. Prince- 
ton avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Mr. Trebilock: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mr. Trebilock to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9319 S. Pleasant ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Homewood Construction Co.: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be an he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Homewood Construction Company, to construct and 
maintain one driveway across the sidewalk, nine 
feet wide, in front of the premises known as No. 
9155 S. Bell avenue; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 



Alexander Lewis: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Alexander Lewis to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 10633 S. Oakley 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance (Use District Map No. 41). 

Alderman Duffy presented an ordinance for amenid^ 
ment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by changing all 
the Apartment District symbols and indications shown 
on Use District Map No. 41 in the area bounded by 
the alley next south of W. 95th street; the alley next 
east of S. Oakley avenue; W. 97th street; and the alley 
next west of S. Oakley avenue, to those of a Residence 
District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Claim of John I. Rapp. 

Alderman Duffy presented a claim of John I. Rapp 
for compensation for damage to an automobile, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



R. E. Marach: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
R. E. Marach to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 9254 S. Leavitt 
street; said permit to be issued and the work there- 
in authorized to be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Albert Tellstrom: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Albert Tellstrom to construct and maintain one 



TWENTIETH WARD. 



Proposed Inclusion of Portions of S. Desplaines and 

W. Taylor Sts. in the Arterial Highway System 

of the City of Chicago. 

Alderman Pacelli presented an ordinance for in- 
clusion of S. Desplaines street from W. Harrison street 
to W. Roosevelt road, and W. Taylor street from S. 
Canal street to S. Halsted street, in the Arterial High- 
way System of the City of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



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TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 1256 S. Kedvale Av. 

Alderman Kacena presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

'S. Kedvale avenue 
(west side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet in 
front of the premises 
known as No. 1256 S. 
Kedvale avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Kacena moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — ^None. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 4134 W. 13th St. 

Alderman Kacena presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

"W. 13th street 
(north side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 125 feet in 
front of the premises known 
as No. 4134 W. 13th street." 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Kacena moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Claim of Emily Schmidt. 

Alderman Kacena presented a claim of Emily 
Schmidt for compensation for damage to an automo- 
bile, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 1400-1408 W. 
Chicago Av. 

Alderman Sobota presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of Proceedings of 
the City Council for that date, as amended, is here- 
by further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the two captions (Street — 
Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"W. Chicago ave- 
nue (north 
side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 75 feet in 
front of the premises 
known as Nos. 1400-1408 
W. Chicago avenue." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Sobota moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, DufTy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, KelLs, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Raze a Building at No. 1923 W. Division 

St. 

Alderman Sobota presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The building located at 1923 W. Divi- 
sion street, is in a very dangerous condition; and 

Whereas, This structure is a menace to life and 
limb; therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building located at No. 1923 
W. Division street, be and the same is hereby de- 
clared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of Build- 
ings is hereby authorized and directed to tear down 
or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Sobota moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



C. E. Trainor: Driveway. 

Alderman Sobota presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. E. Trainor to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 12 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 408 N. Jefferson street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sobota moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Aldei'men Sobota, Rostenkowski and Keane pre- 
sented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of W. Divi- 
sion street and N. Damen avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sobota moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Barney Hecht. 

Alderman Sobota presented a claim of Barney Hecht 
for compensation for damage to property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY- SEVENTH WARD. 



Direction to Raze a Building at Nos. 1775-1785 W. 
Ogden Av. 

Alderman Sain presented the following ordinance: 

Whereas, The building located at Nos. 1775-1785 
W. Ogden avenue is in a very precarious and dan- 
gerous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at 
Nos. 1775-1785 W. Ogden avenue be and the same is 
hereby declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner 
of Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to 
tear down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



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St. Mary's Thrift Shop: Exemption from the Require- 
ment for Payment of Hospital License Fees. 

Alderman Sain presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2300 of Article III of 
Chapter XLV (Licenses of The Chicago Municipal 
Code of 1931, be and the same is hereby amended 
by adding thereto the name "St. Mary's Thrift 
Shop located at 2832 W. Jackson boulevard," for 
exemption from the requirement for payment of 
license fees. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

■ Alderman Sain moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 212-214 S. 
Western Av. 

Alderman Sain presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Western For a distance of 50 feet in front 
avenue of the premiises known as Nos. 

212-214 S. Western avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(St. Anne's Day Nursery). 

Alderman Sain presented an order to direct that a 
warrant for collection issued against St. Anne's Day 
Nursery be canceled, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of Trippe Mfg. Co. 

Alderman Sain presented a claim of Trippe Manu- 
facturing Company for a refund of license fee, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Alderman Kells presented the following orders: 

Direction to Close a Portion of N. California Av. to 
Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to close 
to traffic for recreational purposes N. California 
Avenue, from W. Fulton street to the Chicago and 
North Western Railroad tracks, between 6: 00 P. M. 
and 10:00 P. M. Period: May 1, 1939 to September 
15, 1939. 



Direction to Install a Public Drinking Fountain. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to in- 
stall a public drinking fountain at the northeast 
corner of N. Oakley boulevard and W. Lake street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kells moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Blanche Christy. 

Alderman Kells presented a claim of Blanche 
Christy for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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TWKNTY-NrNTII WARD. 



Claim of Harry H. Klepcr. 

Alderman Gillespie presented a claim of Harry H. 
Kleper for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



Alderman Keane presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install a Public Drinking Fountain. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
install a public drinking fountain at the northwest 
corner of W. Hirsch street and N. Talman avenue. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install automatic "Stop and Go" traffic 
signals at the intersection of W. Chicago and N. 
Homan avenues. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install automatic "Stop and Go" traffic 
signals at the intersection of W. Grand and N. 
Hamlin avenues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Keane moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 1235-1285 W. 
North Av. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following 
language: 



(Street) (Limits) 

"W. North For a distance of 175 feet in front of 
avenue the premises known as Nos. 1235- 

1285 W. North avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to pass the ordi- 
nance: 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

. Nays — None. 



Northwestern Yeast Co.: Cables and Conduit. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented an ordinance for 
a grant of permission and authority to the Northwest- 
ern Yeast Company to maintain and use four existing 
cables over and across N. Marshfield avenue south of 
the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad 
in W. Bloomingdale avenue, and to maintain and use 
an existing conduit under and across N. Marshfield 
avenue north of W. Wabansia avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claims of E. D. Landwehr (as Agent) and George H. 
Schad. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented claims of E. D. 
Landwehr (as agent) and George H. Schad for re- 
bates of water rates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Porten presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of W. 
Armitage and N. California avenues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Porten moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Claims of Peter Blume and J. C. S. Ostergaard. 

Alderman Porten presented claims of Peter Blume 
and J. C. S. Ostergaard for compensation for personal 
injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Classification of City Retailers of Alcoholic Liquor. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3143-K of the Revised 
Chicago Code of 1931, as amended, be and the same 
is hereby further amended by changing the title to 
read as follows: "City retailer's licenses — classes," 
and by adding to said section the following: 

City retailer's licenses for the sale of alcoholic 
liquor are divided into two classes: 

Class I. Dispensers. This class applies to 
licensees who keep for sale, sell and serve alco- 
holic liquor at retail for consumption on the 
premises of the licensees. 

Class II. Purveyors. This class applies to 
licensees who keep for sale, sell or offer for sale 
alcoholic liquor at retail where the same is not 
served for consumption on the premises of the 
licensees. 

Class I licensees are prohibited from selling or 
offering for sale alcoholic liquor except for con- 
sumption c;. the premises for which Class I 
licenses are issued, and Class II licensees are pro- 
hibited from selling, offering for sale or serving 
alcoholic liquor for consumption on the premises 
for which Class II licenses are issued. 

Section 2. That Section 3143-M of said code, as 
amended, be and it is hereby further amended by 
striking out the first paragraph of said section and 
inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph reading 
as follows: 

Application for a city retailer's license for the 
sale of alcoholic liquor shall be made to the city 
collector and shall specify the class of license 
applied for. The license fee for each city retailer's 
license shall be $300.00 for the whole or any por- 
tion of the license period for which application 
is made. The city collector shall forward the 
application to the mayor as the local liquor con- 
trol commissioner for such action as the mayor 
may s^e fit to take pursuant to the law. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and due publi- 
cation. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 



Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Alderman Walsh presented the following orders: 

Christian Arbesen: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Christian Arbesen to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 14 feet wide, in 
the rear of the premises known as No. 1801 N. 
Rutherford avenue; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance of 
driveways. 



Charles McCormick: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Charles McCormick to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, on 
the W. Wabansia avenue side of the premises 
known as No. 1700 N. Normandy avenue; said per- 
mit to be issued and the work therein authorized 
to be done in accordance with the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago governing the construction and 
maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Walsh moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY- SEVENTH WARD. 



Claim of A. E. Harmon. 

Alderman Kiley presented a claim of A. E. Harmon 
for compensation for damage to an automobile, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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THIRTY-EIGHTH WARD. THIRTY-NINTH WARD. 



Alderman Cullerton presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install "School — Slow Down" Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install "School — 
Slow Down" signs on W. Addison street, from N. 
Cicero avenue to N. Central avenue. 



Direction to Install a Traffic Warning Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
a "Stop" flicker sign on W. Addison street at N. 
Long avenue. 



Direction to Install a Traffic Warning Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install a 
"Stop" flicker sign on W. Wellington avenue at N. 
Austin avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to pass the orders. 

'The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Designation of a Portion of W. Belle Plaine 
Av. as a One-Way Street. 

Alderman Cullerton presented a petition and an 
ordinance to designate W. Belle Plaine avenue, be- 
tween N. Cicero and N. Milwaukee avenues, as a one- 
way street (easterly direction), which were 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



Claim of Elizabeth Gianni. 

Alderman Cullerton presented a claim of Elizabeth 
Gianni for a refund of license deposit, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Stanley Martyka). 

Alderman Cullerton presented an order to direct 
that a warrant for collection issued against Stanley 
Martyka be canceled, which was 



Belmont Community Hospital: Exemption from the 
Requirement for Payment of Hospital License Fees. 

Alderman Brody presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2300 of Article III of 
Chapter XLV (Licenses) of The Chicago Mu- 
nicipal Code of 1931, be and the same is hereby 
amended by adding thereto the name "Belmont 
Community Hospital located at No. 4058 W. Mel- 
rose street," for exemption from the requirement 
for payment of license fees. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Elimination of a Speed Limitation for Vehicles on 
a Portion of W. Peterson Av. 

Alderman Brody presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the 
City Council on February 23, 1939, and appearing 
on page 8082 of the Journal of the Proceedings of 
said date, restricting the speeds at which motor 
vehicles may be lawfully operated on W. Peterson 
avenue, between N. Kostner and N. Cicero avenues, 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Nays — ^None. 



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Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of W. 
Peterson Av. 

Alderman Brody presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

"W. Peterson 
avenue 



(Limits) 

N. Cicero avenue 
to N. Pulaski 
road 



(Speed) 

30 miles 
per hour." 



I 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Mee & Ramme: Permission to Relocate a Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mee & Ramme to relocate existing driveway across 
the sidewalk, 28 feet east of present location on W. 
Irving Park road, 118' 7" east of N. Harding ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



W. C. Tackett: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. C. Tackett to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 14 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 6103 N. Kirkwood ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



FORTIETH WARD. 



Claim of The J. B. Inderrieden Co. 

Alderman Cowhey (for Alderman Ross) presented 
a claim of The J. B. Inderrieden Company for com- 
pensation for damage to a truck, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Alderman Brody presented the following orders: 

Michael Chiletti: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Michael Chiletti to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 12 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as Nos. 5843-45 N. Kirby 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



William Hassel: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William Hassel to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 14 feet wide, in the 
rear of the premises known as No. 4156 N. Kedvale 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



FORTY-FIRST WARD. 



Grant of Permission to the County of Cook to Pave a 
Portion of W. Lawrence Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

An Ordinance 

Granting permission to the County of Cook of the 
State of Illinois to pave W. Lawrence Avenue 
from N. Central Avenue to N. Cicero Avenue. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That subject to the conditions here- 
inafter stated, permission is hereby granted to the 
County of Cook of the State of Illinois to improve 
(pave) that part of the extension of a State- Aid 
Road in W. Lawrence avenue from N. Central ave- 
nue to N. Cicero avemie. 

Section 2. That the permission hereby granted 
is so granted upon the condition that plans for the 



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improvement heretofore designated shall be filed 
with and shall meet the approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago; the 
said Commissioner being hereby authorized and 
directed to issue without fees, to the County of 
Cook or to any contractor to whom the work or 
any part hereof shall be awarded, all permits re- 
quired for doing said work. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on a Portion of 
W. Pratt Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the three captions (Street 
— Limits — Speed ) in Section 1 thereof the following 
language: 

(Street) (Limits) (Speed) 

"W.Pratt Between N. Olcott 25 miles 
avenue and N. Oliphant per hour." 

avenues 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Cowhey presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install Traffic Warning Signs. 

Ordered, That the City Traffic Engineer be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to erect "Stop" 
signs at all streets entering into or intersecting N. 
Central avenue from W. Goodman street to N. 
Ionia avenue. 

Bertram L. Crawford: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bertram L. Crawford to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 7052 N. Odell 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



William C. Head: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
William C. Head to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 6118 N. Nassau 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



J. Mayer: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Mayer to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front of the 
premises known as No. 6788 N. Dowagiac avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Sisters of St. Mary of Providence: Permission to Tap 
a Water Main. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue free permit to the Sisters of St. Mary of 
Providence to tap onto City water main for water 
service for school building to be erected adjacent 
to existing buildings at No. 4242 N. Austin avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in strict accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago by a bonded and 
licensed plumber. 



Direction to Prepare Estimates for the Installation 
of Street Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to prepare estimates for the installation of 
suitable street lights on N. Montclare avenue be- 
tween W. Summerdale and W. Berwyn avenues. 



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M. J. Suerth: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
M. J. Suerth to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, eight feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 6760 N. Northwest 
Highway; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Michael Maschek, Sisters of the Resurrection and W. 
H. Sandles, respectively, be canceled, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Bill for Water Rates. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an order for consider- 
ation of the matter of canceling a bill for water rates 
assessed against the premises known as No. 7122 W. 
Peterson avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance (Use District Map No. 7). 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Commercial District symbols and 
indications shown on Use District Map No. 7 in the 
area bounded by the alley next south of W. Higgins 
avenue; the alley next east of N. Austin avenue; the 
alley next north of W. Gunnison street; and the alley 
next west of N. Austin avenue, to those of a Residence 
District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance (Use District Map No. 7). 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Commerical District symbols and 
indications shown on Use District Map No. 7 in the 
area bounded by W. Argyle street; N. Austin avenue; 
W. Strong street; and the alley next west of N. Aus- 
tin avenue, to those of a Residence District, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Creation of a Special Committee to Arrange 
for Additional W.P.A. Projects for the City, Etc. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an order for con- 
sideration of the matter of creating a special com- 
mittee to work in conjunction with the heads of City 
departments with a view to sponsoring and securing 
additional W.P.A. projects, etc. 

Reference of said order to two Council committees 
having been called for, said order was, in accordance 
with Rule 46 of the Council's Rules of Order, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Committees and Rules. 



Proposed Cancellation of Sundry Warrants for 
Collection. 

Alderman Cowhey presented orders to direct that 
warrants for collection issued against J. F. Kowaczek, 



Claims of Dr. S. K. Forkosh and Werner Gosch. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a claim of Dr. S. R. 
Forkosh for compensation for medical services ren- 
dered to Benjamin Shaver, and a claim of Werner 
Gosch for compensation for damage to an automobile, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SECOND WARD. 



Elimination of a Limitation on Parking Privileges on 

E. Erie St. between N. Michigan Av. 

and N. Fairbanks Ct. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1 of an ordinance limit- 
ing the parking of vehicles in a certain district, 
passed by the City Council July 28, 1932, page 2778 
of the Journal of the Proceedings, be and the same 
is hereby amended by excluding from the district 
designated E. Erie street (both sides) from N. 
Michigan avenue to N. Fairbanks court. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



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Prohibition ngainst Parking at No. 100 E, Ohio St. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following ordi- 
nance. 

Be it, Ordained b?/ the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"E. Ohio For a distance of 30 feet in front of 
street the premises known as No. 100 E. 

Ohio street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of E. Ohio St. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following 
language: 



(Street) 

"E. Ohio street 
(north side) 



(Limits) 

From 50 feet east of the east 
line of N. Michigan avenue to 
a point 60 feet east thereof." 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 1012 N. Rush St. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following 
language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"N. Rush For a distance of 25 feet in front of 
street the premises known as No. 1012 

N. Rush street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays— None. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 101-105 E. Wal- 
ton St. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following ordi- 
nance: 



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137 



r 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"E Walton For a distance of 60 feet in front of 
street the premises known as Nos. 101- 

105 E. Walton street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



North Central Improvement Assn.: Free Use of 
City Water. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
a permit to the North Central Improvement Asso- 
ciation authorizing the use of City water from fire 
hydrants, wthout cost, from April 1st, 1939 to 
November 15th, 1939, in consideration of the clean- 
ing of the streets in the territory bounded by Lake 
Michigan on the east; North avenue on the north; 
N. Hudson avenue to W. Evergreen avenue, N. Clark 
street to W. Chicago avenue, N. State street to W. 
Grand avenue on the west; and the Chicago River 
on the south. Said water to be used for the purpose 
of street sprinkling and said permit to contain a 
condition that if said water is used for any purpose 
other than street sprinkling they shall pay the city 
for all water used during the period covered by 
said permit. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn- — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Crowe presented the following orders: 

Ernest J. Kruetgen Co.: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Ernest J. Kruetgen Company to construct and 
maintain a driveway across the sidewalk, 12 feet 
wide, in front of the premises known as Nos. 917-21 
N. Franklin street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Moody Bible Institute: Temporary Wooden Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Moody Bible Institute to construct and maintain a 
wooden canopy, during construction period, to be 
attached to the building or structure located at No. 
838 N. La Salle street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Amendment of Section 504.03 of the Fire 
Prevention Ordinance of the City of Chicago. 

Alderman Crowe presented an ordinance for amend- 
ment of sub-sections (a) and (d) of Section 504.03 
of the Fire Prevention Ordinance of the City of Chi- 
cago, to permit the use of cleaning solvents with a 
flash point of 120° F. and above to be used in build- 
ings other than hazardous use units, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Amendment of Section 1101.4 of the Build- 
ing Ordinance of the City of Chicago. 

Alderman Crowe presented an ordinance for 
amendment of Section 1101.4 of the Building Ordi- 
nance of the City of Chicago, in reference to the 
regulations governing dry-cleaning establishments, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



In the Matter of the Rehabilitation of the Breakwater 
North of the Navy Pier, Etc. 

Alderman Crowe presented an order to authorize 
the Commissioner of Public Works to make expendi- 



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tures for the rehabilitation of the breakwater north 
of Navy Pier, for dredging, and for the purchase of 
furniture for the recreation section of Navy Pier, 
whicli was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claims of Miss Nanine I. Ellis and Sam Marsala. 

Alderman Crowe presented a claim of Miss Nanine 
I. Ellis for compensation for personal injuries and 
damage to personal property, and a claim of Sam 
Marsala for compensation for damage to an automo- 
bile, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Alderman Crowe in the Chair. 

At this point in the proceedings Honorable Edward 
J. Kelly, Mayor, found it necessary to leave the meet- 
ing and called Alderman Crowe to the Chair. 

Alderman Crowe in the Chair. 



Yea.s— Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Dufl'y, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



The William D. Gibson Co.: Transformer Vault and 
Conduit. 

Alderman Bauler presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to The William D. Gibson 
Company to maintain and use an existing transformer 
vault in front of the premises known as No. 1024 W. 
Willow street, and a conduit under the sidewalk, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



FORTY-THIRD WARD. 



FORTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portions of E. Scott 
and N. Stone Sts. 

Alderman Bauler presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

'E. Scott street 
(south side) 



'N. Stone street 
(east side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 136 feet, from 
Lake Shore Drive to N. 
Stone street," and 

For a distance of 212 feet south 
from E. Scott street." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to perniit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Bauler moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 522 W. Deming PL 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937, and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"W. Deming For a distance of 30 feet adjoin- 
place ing tlie premises known as No. 

522 W. Deming place." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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139 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren,. Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 
Deming PI. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937, and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 



(Street) 



(Limits) 



"W. Deming For a distance of 100 feet from 
place the corner of N. Lake View 

avenue, on the south side of 
W. Deming place, being the 
north side of the Columbus 
Hospital." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 2540 N. Lake 
View Av. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937, and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"N. Lake View For a distance of 100 feet in 
avenue front of the Columbus Hos- 

pital, located at No. 2540 N. 
Lake View avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 



Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 3155 N. Pine 
Grove Av. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937, and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 



(Limits) 



"N. Pine Grove For a distance of 30 feet in 
avenue front of the premises known 

as No. 3155 N. Pine Grove 
avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Heinemann's, Inc.: Canopy. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit to 
Heinemann's, Inc. to construct and maintain a 
canopy over the sidewalk in N. Clark street, to be 



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attached to the building or structure located at No. 
2723 N. Clark street, in accordance with plans and 
specifications to be filed with the Commissioner of 
Public Works and approved by the Commissioner 
of Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engi- 
neer; said canopy not to exceed 25 feet in length 
nor 7 feet in width, upon the filing of the applica- 
tion and bond and payment of the initial compensa- 
tion provided for by ordinances relating to the 
construction and maintenance of canopies. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FORTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance (Use District Map No. 15). 

Alderman Meyer presented a petition and an ordi- 
nance for amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordi- 
nance by changing all the Apartment District symbols 
and indications shown on Use District Map No. 15 in 
the area bounded by the alley next south of W. Barry 
avenue; the alley next west of N. Greenview avenue; 
W. Nelson street; and the alley next east of N. Ashland 
avenue, to those of a Commercial District, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Gospel Mission). 

Alderman Meyer presented an order for the can- 
cellation of a warrant for collection issued against the 
Gospel Mission, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at Nos. 3629-3631 N. 
Halsted St. 

Alderman Young presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 



(Street) (Limits) 

"N. Halsted For a distance of 35 feet in front 
street (east of the premises known a^ Nos. 
side) 3629-3631 N. Halsted street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Our Lady of Mount Carmel School: Free Electrical 
Permits. 

Alderman Young presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Streets 
and Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue all necessary permits, free of 
charge, notwithstanding other ordinances of the 
City to the contrary, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel 
School, located at No. 728 W. Belmont avenue, said 
building to be used exclusively for religious pur- 
poses and not leased or otherwise used with a view 
to profit; said electrical work to be done in accord- 
ance with plans submitted. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



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Our Lady of Mount Carmel School: Free Building 
Permits. 

Alderman Young presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Buildings, 
the Commissioner of Public Works, the President 
of the Board of Health, and the Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity, be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue all necessary permits, free of charge, 
notwithstanding other ordinances of the City to 
the contrary, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, 
to remodel school building located at No. 728 W. 
Belmont avenue; said building to be used exclu- 
sively for educational purposes and not leased or 
otherwise used with a view to profit; said work 
to be done in accordance with plans submitted. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



FORTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Peddling in the 47th Ward with 
the Exception of a Certain District. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3585-A of the Revised 
Chicago Code of 1931, as amended, be and the same 
is hereby further amended by adding thereto the 
following language: 

"No one having a peddler's license shall peddle 
any fruit, goods, wares or merchandise or any 
other article or thing whatsoever, at any time, 
within the following-described district: 

All territory within the confines of the 47th 
Ward, excepting the district herewith de- 
scribed : 



W. Byron street on the north; 
N. Ravenswood avenue on the east; 
W. Addison street on the south; 
N. Damen avenue on the west." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Raze a Building at No. 4352 N. Ashland 

Av. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The building located at No. 4352 N. 
Ashland avenue is in a very precarious and dan- 
gerous condition; and 

Whereas, The structure is a nuisance and creates 
a hazard to the people in this vicinity; therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the building now located at No. 
4352 N. Ashland avenue be and the same is hereby 
declared a nuisance, and the Commissioner of 
Buildings is hereby authorized and directed to tear 
down or have torn down the said building. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and approval. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

iVays— None. 



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Kliiniiialion ol' a Prohibition against Parking, during 

Spotifit'd Hours, on a Portion of W. Irving 

Park Road. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council on January 17, 1938, and appearing on page 
5303 of the Journal of the Proceedings of said date, 
prohibiting parking during specified hours on W. 
Irving Park road, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on Portions of 
Sundry Streets. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
in designated street areas to specified periods passed 
by the City Council on January 13, 1937 and ap- 
pearing on pages 3114 to 3116 of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the City Council for that date, 
as amended, is hereby further amended by insert- 
ing and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Period) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 



Limits) 



(Period) 



"N. Lincoln ave- W. Grace street to 90 min- 



nue (both 
sides) 

"W. Irving Park 
road (both 
sides) 

"N. Damen ave- 
nue (both 
sides) 



W. Berteau ave- utes," 

nue 

N. Ravenswood 90 min- 
avenue to N. utes," 

Hoyne avenue 

W. Belle Plaine 90 min- 
avenue to W. utes." 

Byron street 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 



Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Regrade Certain Alleys. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to re- 
grade the following alleys: 

Between N. Oakley avenue and N. Claremont 
avenue, W. Ainslie street to W. Argyle street; 

Between W. Argyle street and W. Winnemac 
avenue, N. Oakley avenue to N. Claremont 
avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Pave a Portion of N. Claremont Av. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pave 
N. Claremont avenue, between W. Ainslie street 
and W. Argyle street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



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Direction to Construct a Curb on W. Cullom Av. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comniissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to con- 
struct a curb on the south side of W. Cullom ave- 
nue, between N. Ashland avenue and N. Paulina 
street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by- 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



FORTY-NINTH WARD. 



Speed Limitation for Vehicles on Portions of W. 
Greenleaf and W. Estes Aves. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained t,y the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance restricting the speeds 
at which motor vehicles may be lawfully operated 
on designated portions of certain streets passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on page 3131 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the three captions 
(Street — Limits — Speed) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

"W. Greenleaf 

avenue 
"W. Estes 

avenue 



(Limits) 



(Speed) 



Between N. Glen- C 

wood avenue! 20 miles 
and N. Sheri-1 per hour." 
dan road L 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Keenan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Limitation of Parking Privileges at Nos. 2125-2133 
W. Howard St. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
in designated street areas to specified periods passed 
by the City Council on January 13, 1937 and ap- 
pearing on pages 3114 to 3116 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions — • (Street — Limits — Period) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 

(Street) (Limits) (Period) 

"W. Howard In front of the prem- 90 

street ises known as Nos. minutes". 

2125-2133 W.How- 
ard street 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Keenan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Designation of a Loading Zone at Nos. 1409-1411 
W. Lunt Av. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That that portion of W. Lunt avenue 
along the curb for a distance of 50 feet in front of 
the premises known as Nos. 1409-1411 W. Lunt ave- 
nue, be and the same is hereby designated a loading 
zone in accordance with the provisions of Section 18 



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April 26, 1939 



of the Revised Uniform' Traffic Code of the City of 
Chicajio passed on December 9, 1936. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Keenan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 6256 N. Winthrop 

Av. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained b,y the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
" in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937, and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"W. Rosemont For a distance of 30 feet adjoin- 
avenue ing the premises known as No. 

6256 N. Winthrop avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Keenan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Connelly, Hartnett, 
Hogan, McDermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hal- 
laren, Duffy, Pacelli, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 44. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "stop and go" lights on the south- 
east and southwest corners of W. Howard street and 
N. Damen avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Keenan moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Direction for a Study of the Problem of 
Collecting Delinquent Taxes. 

Alderman Keenan presented a resolution to dissolve 
a special committee appointed under the terms of a 
resolution of December 21, 1936 to investigate the 
question of tax delinquency in Cook County, and to 
refer the problem of the collection of delinquent taxes 
to the standing Committee on Consolidation, Re- 
organization and Taxation, for study and report, with 
instructions to work in co-operation with a similar 
committee of the Chicago Association of Commerce, 
which was 



Referred to the Committee on Consolidation, 
organization and Taxation. 



Re- 



Proposed Cancellation of a Warrant for Collection 
(Rogers Park M. E. Church). 

Alderman Keenan presented an order to direct that 
a warrant for collection issued against Rogers Park 
M. E. Church be canceled, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Claim of Mrs. Lena Mitnick. 

Alderman Keenan presented a claim of Mrs. Lena 
Mitnick for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTIETH WARD. 



A. Lakaske: Driveway. 

Alderman Quinn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Lakaske to construct and maintain one private 
driveway across the sidewalk, 10 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 2944 W. Greenleaf 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



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145 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quinn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Quinn presented a claim of Frank Ocker- 
lund for a refund of license fee, a claim of Oscar F. 
Ogren for a refund of 90% of special assessment for a 
water supply pipe, and a claim of Frank Thinnes for 
compensation for loss of property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Direction for Consideration of the Statement of a 
"Conserve Chicago" Idea. 

Alderman Lindell moved that the Committee on 
Housing be directed to give consideration to the 
subject-matter of the statement by Alderman Kiley 
entitled "Statement of a 'Conserve Chicago' Idea", 
appearing on pages 40 to 42 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for April 12, 1939. 

The motion prevailed. 



Direction for Appointment of a Committee to Greet 

Eamon De Valera, Prime Minister of the 

Irish Free State. 

Alderman McDermott moved that the Mayor ap- 
point a committee of Aldermen to greet Honorable 
Eamon De Valera upon the occasion of his contem- 
plated visit to Chicago during the month of May. 

The motion prevailed. 



Presentation of Students of the St. Francis De Sales 
High School. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the at- 
tention of the City Council to the presence in the 
gallery of students of the St. Francis de Sales High 
School accompanied by Sister Mary Froucella. 

The Mayor commended the students for their in- 
terest in civic affairs evidenced by their attendance 
at the Councl meeting. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Thereupon Alderman Rowan moved that the City 
Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the City Council stood 
adjourned to meet in regular meeting (under the pro- 
visions of Section 12 of the Revised Chicago Code of 
1931) on Wednesday, May 3, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 





City Clerk. 



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Journal o/ the Proceedings 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, May 3, 1939 



at 2:00 O'CLOCK P.M. 



(Council Chamber, City Hall) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Smith, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Pacelli, 
Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, 
Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, 
Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, 
Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 

Absent — Aldermen Kenna, Daley, Connelly, Ross 
and Meyer. 

On motion of Alderman Cowhey, it was ordered that 
the record show that Alderman Ross was absent on 
account of illness. 



Call to Order. 



On Wednesday, May 3, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 
(the day and hour appointed for the meeting) Honor- 
able Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City Council 
to order. 



Quorum. 

The City Clerk called the roll of members and there 
was found to be 

A quorum present. 



Invocation. 



Rabbi Morris Teller of South Side Hebrew Congre- 
gation opened the meeting with prayer. 



JOURNAL (April 26, 1939). 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the rec- 
ord of the proceedings of the regular meeting held on 
Wednesday, April 26, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M., 
signed by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 



The motion prevailed. 



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May 3, 1939 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM 
CITY OFFICERS. 



MAYOR. 



Notification as to the Appointment of Alderman 

George D. Kells as a Member of the Keep Chicago 

Safe Committee. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was ordered pub- 
lished and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, May 3, 1939. ( 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — This is to advise you that I have 
appointed Alderman George D. Kells, Chairman of 
the Committee on Traffic and Public Safety, as a 
member of the Keep Chicago Safe Committee. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Request for Authorization for Decoration of Subway 
Stations with Fine Art. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the communication and resolution transmitted there- 
with, referred to the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation: 

Office of the Mayor, | 
Chicago, May 3, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith for your con- 
sideration a communication from Carl Hoeckner, 
President of the Artists Union of Chicago, dated 
April 20, 1939, together with proposed resolution 
for authority to decorate with fine art subway sta- 
tions now under construction. 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Report of Releases from the House of Correction. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted a 
report of persons released by him from the House 
of Correction during the period from April 1, 1939 
to May 1, 1939, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 



Office Of the City Clerk, ( 
Chicago, May 3, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of the Revised Chicago Code of 1931, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in this ofiice: 

E. J. Coyle & Company: acceptance and bond, 
ordinance passed February 15, 1939, covered 
bridge or loading ramp; filed April 13, 1939; 

Trustees of the R. Hall McCormick Estate (and 
Others): acceptance and bond, ordinance passed 
March 24, 1939, vault; filed May 1, 1939. 



Respectfully yours. 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Report of Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Office of the City Clerk,) 
Chicago, May 3, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
ordinances listed below, passed April 12, 1939 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on the 
respective pages noted), were officially published 
in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on Tuesday, 
May 2, 1939: 

1. Limitation of parking privileges on N. Oli- 
phant avenue (west side), between N. Northwest 
highway and N. Olmsted avenue (2-hour pe- 
riods) (p. 44). 

2. Establishment of load limitation for vehicles 
on N. Mason avenue, between N. Northwest high- 
way and W. Bryn Mawr avenue (3 tons) (p. 44). 

3. Speed limitations for vehicles on the fol- 
lowing streets: 

S. Union avenue. S. Lowe avenue, S. Wallace 
street and S. Normal avenue between W. 87th 
and W. 95th streets (25 miles per hour) (p. 
33); 

N. Oriole avenue, between W. Touhy avenue 
and N. Northwest highway (20 miles per hour) 
,. (p. 44); 

N. Clybourn avenue, between W. Fullerton 
and W. Belmont avenues (25 miles per hour) 
(p. 46); 

N. Oakley avenue, between N. Clybourn 
avenue and W. Roscoe street (20 miles per 
hour) (p. 46). 

4: Elimination of a prohibition against the 
parking of vehicles on W. Addison street (north 
side), from N. St. Louis avenue to 40 feet east 
thereof (p. 43). 

5. Prohibitions against the parking of vehicles, 
at all times, at the following locations: • 

No. 329 W. Root street (p. 31); 

S. Richmond street (east side), from W. 43rd 
street to 150 feet south thereof (Five Holy 
Martyr's Church) (p. 32); ' 



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S. Jefferson street (east side), from W. Jack- 
son boulevard to the alley south thereof (p. 
36); 

No. 5619 W. Madison street (p. 40); 

Nos. 1015-1017 W. Irving Park road (p. 47). 

Respectfully yours, 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. SCHREIBER, 

City Clerk. 



Designation of the Period May 21-27, 1939 as 
"National First Aid Week". 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor. 

Proclam:ation 

Whereas, the week of May 21 to 27 has been dedi- 
cated by the American people under the leadership 
of the National Association of Retail Druggists, the 
Chicago Retail Druggists' Association and cooper- 
ating civic agencies to the national observance of 
modern First Aid principles and methods, and 

Whereas, a universal knowledge of First Aid 
methods is invaluable in emergencies where it 
makes possible the minimizing of needless suffer- 
ing, the saving of time and money lost through in- 
juries improperly cared for and the saving of lives 
which would otherwise be lost, and 

Whereas, an intelligent knowledge of and prepa- 
ration for First Aid emergencies has a powerful 
indirect effect in encouraging accident prevention 
and thus helping in an additional way to reduce the 
appalling toll of death and injury caused in Amer- 
ica by preventable accidents; and 

Whereas, the knowledge of modern First Aid 
principles is available to every man, woman and 
child and reliable First Aid materials are procurable 
by everyone, therefore 

I, Edward J. Kelly, Mayor of the City of Chicago, 
do hereby request that National First Aid Week, 
May 21 to 27, be officially observed by our city and 
dedicated to an increased knowledge and . better 
preparation for intelligent First Aid treatment. 



(Signed) 

April twenty-sixth, 1939 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of June 14, 1939 as "Flag Day". 

ITie City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor. 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, the Congress of the United States has 
designated June 14 of each year to be celebrated 
as Flag Day as a tribute to the national colors of 
our country; and 



Whereas, our Flag is a symbol of the freedom, 
justice and democracy that are the birthright of 
every citizen of this great nation; and 

Whereas, in view of the troubled conditions 
existing in many other parts of the world, true 
Americans should realize more than ever the great 
privileges they enjoy through their allegiance to 
the United States of America; 

Now, therefore, I hereby declare that June 14, 
1939, shall be designated as Flag Day in Chicago, 
and I urge the display of our national colors on 
every public building, business house and private 
home in this city and the participation, so far as 
possible, in any ceremonies or exercises intended 
as an honor to our Flag and to heighten respect for 
it and confidence in the ideals which it represents. 

Signed this 1st day of May, A. D., 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Requests for and Consents to a Change in the Name of 
N. and S. Pulaski Road to "N. and S. Crawford Av." 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Crawford Avenue Association transmitting twenty- 
three petitions of the owners of property along the 
line of N. and S. Pulaski road consenting to and re- 
questing a change in the name of N. and S. Pulaski 
road to "N. and S. Crawford avenue", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Contest of the Election of Mathias Hauler as Alderman 
of the 43rd Ward. 

The City Clerk presented a petition of James B. 
Waller contesting the election of Mathias Bauler as 
Alderman of the 43rd Ward, which petition contains 
a statement, verified by affidavit, setting forth the 
grounds on which said election will be contested, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation. 



Proof of Service of a Notice of Contest of the Election 
of Edwin F. Meyer as Alderman of the 45th Ward. 

The City Clerk presented proof of service upon 
Edwin F. Meyer of a copy of the petition of John 
Haderlein contesting the election of said Edwin F. 
Meyer as Alderman of the 45th Ward, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary and State 
Legislation. 



Sundry Claims. 

The City Clerk presented a claim of Lillian Doyle 
for compensation for personal injuries, and claims of 
Irene A. Creaney, Mrs. Crystal B. Groom, Montgom- 
ery Ward & Co., Inc. and E. J. Williamson for refunds 
of license fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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May 3, 1939 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 



Filing of Duplicate Payrolls. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the City Comptroller, which was, 
together with the duplicate payrolls submitted there- 
with, ordered placed on file: 

Department of Finance,) 
Chicago, May 1, 1939.1 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of an ordinance passed by the City Council May 9, 
1928, page 2854, Council Proceedings of that date, 
the City Comptroller has filed with the City Clerk, 
copies of the following pay rolls: 

Labor and Miscellaneous — April 8 to 22, 1939 
periods. 

Police — April 30, 1939 period. 

Fire— April 30, 1939 period. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



R. B. Upham, 
Coinptr oiler. 



DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. 



Proposed Authorization for a Contract to Furnish 

Photographs of Certain Aliens to the U. S. 

Department of Labor. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of Police, requesting 
passage of an order to authorize a contract to furnish 
photographs of certain aliens to the United States 
Department of Labor, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Proposed Renewals of Leases for Certain Dispensaries. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Board of Directors of the 
Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, which were re- 
ferred to the Committee on Finance: 

Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium,] 

Dispensary Department, }■ 

Chicago, April 27, 1939. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Gentlemen — At a meeting of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the City of Chicago Municipal Tubercu- 
losis Sanitarium held March 27, 1939, the following 
resolution was approved and adopted: 

"Whereas, the Board of Directors of the City 
of Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium 
desires to move the dispensary now located at 
5625 S. State street into new quarters, and has 
negotiated a new lease therefor. 

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Board 
of Directors of the City of Chicago Municipal 



Tuberculosis Sanitarium request, and they here- 
by do request, the Council of the City of Chicago 
to consent to the said Board of Directors entering 
into a lea.se, as follows: 

1. For the first fioor stores known and de- 
scribed as 4521-23-25-27 and 29 Cottage Grove 
avenue, for a term of five years beginning May 
1, 1939, at a rental of One Hundred Twenty- 
five Dollars ($125.00) per month; said prop- 
erty to be used for the Cottage Grove Avenue 
dispensary." 

Will you kindly take such action in this matter 
as may be necessary? 

Thanking you, I am. 

Very truly yours 

(Signed) Allan J. Hruby, 

Secretary, Board of Directors. 



Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium,] 

Dispensary Department, |- 

Chicago, April 27, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Dear Sir — At a meeting of the Board of Directors 
of the City of Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis San- 
itarium held March 6, 1939, the following resolu- 
tion was approved and adopted: 

"Whereas, the existing lease for the Damen 
Avenue dispensai'y expires on April 30, 1939, 
and 

Whereas, the Board of Directors of the City of 
Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium de- 
sires to continue the said dispensary at its present 
location and has negotiated a new lease therefor. 

Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Board 
of Directors of the City of Chicago Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium request, and they here- 
by do request, the Council of the City of Chicago, 
to consent to the said Board of Directors entering 
into a new lease, as follows: 

1. For the store and one-room flat on the 
first floor, and for the five-room flat on the sec- 
ond floor, of the Dara Building, known and 
designated as the northwest corner of Damen 
avenue and Raymond court, for a term of one 
year beginning on the first day of May, 1939, 
at a rental of One Hundred Fifteen Dollars 
($115.00) per month; said property to be used 
for the Damen Avenue dispensary." 

Will you kindly take such action in this matter 
as may be necessary? 

Thanking you, I am. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Allan J. Hruby, 

Secretary, Board of Directors. 



Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium,] 

Dispensary Department,}- 

Chicago, April 27, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago, City Hall, Chicago, Illinois: 

Gentlemen — At a meeting of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the City of Chicago Municipal Tubercu- 



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151 



losis Sanitarium held March 27, 1939, the following 
resolution was approved and adopted: 

"Whereas, the existing leases for the Grand 
Crossing, Racine Avenue and South Side dis- 
pensaries expire on April 30, 1939, and 

Whereas, the Board of Directors of the City of 
Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium de- 
sires to continue the said dispensaries at their 
present locations, and has negotiated new leases 
therefor, 

Now, therefore, be it resolved: That the Board 
of Directors of the City of Chicago Municipal 
Tuberculosis Sanitarium request, and they here- 
by do request, the Council of the City of Chicago 
to consent to the said Board of Directors entering 
into new leases, as follows: 

1. For the entire first or store floor of the 
building located at the northwest corner of E. 
75th street and Ellis avenue, known as 1000 
and 1002 E. 75th street, for a term of three 
years beginning on the first day of May, 1939, 
at a rental of Eighty Dollars ($80.00) per 
month; said property to be used for the Grand 
Crossing dispensary. 

2. For the first fioor and basement of the 
premises known and described as 1215-1217 
and 1219 S. Racine avenue, and for the six- 
room corner flat on the second floor at 1215 S. 
Racine avenue, located over the dispensary 
kitchen and examining room, for a term of five 
years beginning on the first day of May, 1939, 
at a rental of One Hundred Ten Dollars 
($110.00) per month; said property to be used 
for the Racine Avenue dispensary. 

3. For the premises known as 2950 Calumet 
avenue, (not including, however, the garage in 
the rear of said premises) for a term of one 
year beginning on the first day of May, 1939, 
at a rental of Sixty Dollars ($60.00) per 
month; said property to be used for the South 
Side dispensary." 

Will you kindly take such action in this matter 
as may be necessary? 

Thanking you, I am. 

Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Allan J. Hruby, 
Secretary, Board of Directors. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FINANCE. 



Authorization for Expenditures out of the Motor Fuel 

Tax Fund for Preliminary Surveys, Plans, Etc. in 

Connection with the Opening, Widening and 

Improvement of Congress St. or Other 

Major Trunk Safety Highway. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
committed (April 26, 1939) a report recommending 
the passage of an order to authorize expenditures out 
of the Traction Fund for preliminary surveys, plans, 
etc. in connection with the proposed opening, widen- 



ing and improvement of Congress street, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ordinance 
submitted therewith, authorizing expenditures out of 
the Motor Fuel Tax Fund for preliminary surveys, etc. 
in connection with the construction of a major trunk 
safety highway between Michigan avenue and the 
westerly city limits. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy. 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Whereas, It is necessary that provision be made 
for preliminary surveys, studies, designs, plans, 
specifications and estimates of the cost of 
bridges and other structures which may be a part 
of the proposed opening, widening and improve- 
ment of East and West Congress street, from Michi- 
gan avenue westward, or other streets in that vicin- 
ity; therefore 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is hereby author- 
ized to be paid from that part of the Motor Fuel 
Tax Fund allotted to the City of Chicago by the 
State of Illinois pursuant to provisions of "An Act 
in relation to tax upon the privilege of operating 
motor vehicles upon the public highways based 
upon the consumption of motor fuel therein and 
making certain appropriations in connection there- 
with," approved March 25, 1939, as amended, for 
engineering, including surveys, estimates, prelim- 
inary designs and plans, the sum of Twenty Thou- 
sand Dollars ($20,000.00) to be expended under the 
direction of the Commissioner of Public Works in 
connection with the improvement herein described. 

Section 2. The said improvements shall provide 
for the construction of a major trunk safety high- 
way between Michigan avenue on the east and the 
City limits on the west, a distance of 40,824 linear 
feet, more or less, or such parts thereof as the 
studies and estimates to be made indicate as prac- 
tical and feasible. 

Section 3. That the City Clerk be, and he is 
hereby directed to transmit two certified copies of 
this ordinance to the Division of Highways of the 
Department of Public Works and Buildings of the 
State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, through the 
District Engineer for District No. 10, of the said 
Division of Highways. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage. 



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Authorization and Direction to the Commissioner of 

Piihliv Works to Prepare Specifications for Water 

Meters and to Advertise for Bids Thereon. 

The Cotiimittce on Finance submitted a report rec- 
onimendinff tiie passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize and direct the Commissioner of Pub- 
He Worlts to prepare specifications for water meters 
and to advertise for bids thereon. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Whereas, The Committee on Finance has been 
advised that the standardizing on a particular type 
of water meter would be unwise and would not pro- 
mote competition and may exclude reputable and 
established meter manufacturers; and 

Whereas, The Finance Committee is of the opin- 
ion that specifications can be prepared which will 
not exclude any reputable bidder and will, never- 
theless, permit of efficient economic installation, 
repair and replacement; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to make 
up specifications for water meters to be installed 
pursuant to the Public Works Administration filtra- 
tion system agreement and to advertise for bids 
upon such specifications in accordance with the 
established procedure of the Department of Public 
Works. 



Authorization for the Purchase of Sundry Supplies 

and the Hire of Trucks for Various Departments 

during the Month of June, 1939. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the purchase of sundry supplies 
and the hire of trucks for various City departments 
during the month of June, 1939. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: ' ' 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized, in accord- 
ance with the request of the Superintendent of the 
Bureau of Central Purchasing, dated May 1, 1939, 
to purchase gasoline and kerosene, pipe and fittings, 
forage, blue prints, furnace fuel oil, oxygen, acety- 
lene and carbo-hydrogen gases, United States 
postage stamps, motor truck service and automobile 
tire casings and inner tubes for all departments of 
the City government during the month of June, 
1939, without advertising and at not to exceed pre- 
vailing market prices; and to purchase for the 
hospitals under the Board of Health, required quan- 
tities of meat and fish, fruits and vegetables, gro- 
ceries, butter, eggs, butterine, cream and milk, and 
sausage and bread for the Police Department, 
during the month of June, 1939, without advertis- 
ing and at not to exceed prevailing market prices; 
all, except United States postage stamps, as per 
proposals on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works — Bureau of Central Purchasing. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Accept an 

Easement for a Site for an Operator's House at 

the 18th St. Bridge. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the City Comptroller to accept 
an easement for an operator's house at the 18th street 
bridge. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



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153 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller is author- 
ized to accept on behalf of the City of Chicago, an 
easement from Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Railway Company for a site for a bridge operator's 
house, on the west side of the River and the north 
side of 18th street, to run for the life of the new 
18th Street Bridge at an annual compensation 
charge of $60.00, such easement to contain such 
other terms and conditions as shall be approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization and Direction for the Payment of Bills 

for Automobile Service for Employes of the Board 

of Local Improvements during the Year 1938. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize and direct payment of bills for auto- 
mobile service for employes of the Board of Local 
Improvements during the year 1938. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay bills for 
automobile service for employes of the Board of 
Local Improvements during the year 1938 when 
approved by the President of the Board of Local 
Improvements in a total sum not to exceed 
$1,212.46, chargeable to appropriations for the year 
1939 under Account 36-S-23, and be it further 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil on March 15, 1939, Council Journal, page 8136, 
authorizing payment for automobile service for em- 
ployes of the Board of Local Improvements be and 
the same is hereby rescinded. 



pital, medical and nursing services rendered to certain 
injured policemen and a fireman. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil on April 26, 1939 (CouncilJournal, pages 79-80), 
authorizing the payment of hospital, medical and 
nursing expenses of certain injured policemen and 
an injured fireman, be and the same is hereby 
amended by striking out the last item of said order, 
listed in the left-hand column on page 80 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of 
April 26, 1939, reading: 

"John Dzinciolowski, Patrolman Motor- 
cycle Division; injured June 16, 1934. 23.00" 

and inserting in lieu thereof: 

"John Dzinciolowski, Patrolman Motor- 
cycle Division; injured June 16, 1934. 35.00" 



Amendment of an Authorization of Payment for Hos- 
pital, Medical and Nursing Services Rendered to 
Patrolman John Dzinciolowski. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to amend an order authorizing payment for hos- 



Authorization of Payment for Hospital Services Ren- 
dered to Patrolman John P. Hoellen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize payment for hospital services ren- 
dered to Patrolman John P. Hoellen. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in the amount of five dollars ($5.00) in favor of 
Alcxian Brothers' Hospital, 1200 Belden avenue, 
Chicago, Illinois, for hospital service rendered to 
Patrolman John P. Hoellen, District 39, who was in- 
jured on January 23, 1939, provided said Patrolman 
John P. Hoellen shall enter into an agreement in 
writing with the City of Chicago to the effect that, 
should it appear that said patrolman has received 
any sum of money from the party whose negligence 
caused such injuries, or has instituted proceedings 
against such party for the recovery of damages on 
account of such injuries or hospital expense, then 
in that event the City shall be reimbursed by said 
patrolman out of any sum that said patrolman has 
received or may hereafter receive from such third 
party on account of such injuries and hospital ex- 
pense, not to exceed the amount that the said City 
may, or shall, have paid on account of such hospi- 
tal expense, in accordance with Opinion No. 1422 of 
the Corporation Counsel of said City, dated March 
19, 1926. The payment of this bill shall not be con- 
strued as an approval of any previous claims pend- 
ing or future claims for expenses or benefits on 
account of any alleged injury to said Patrolman 
John P. Hoellen. Voucher is to be charged to Ac- 
count 36-S-lO. 



Authorization of Payment for Hospital, Medical and 

Nursing Services Rendered to Certain Injured 

Policemen and Firemen. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order subm^itted there- 
'with to authorize payment for hospital, medical and 
nursing services rendered to certain injured policemen 
and firemen. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to issue vouchers in 
conformity with the schedule herein set forth, to 
physicians, hospitals, nurses or other individuals, in 
settlement for hospital, medical and nursing serv- 
ices rendered to the policemen and firemen herein 
named. The payment of any of these bills shall not 
be construed as an approval of any previous claims 
pending or future claims for expenses or benefits 
on account of any alleged injury to the individuals 
named. The total amount of said claims is set op- 
posite the names of the policemen and firemen in- 



jured, and vouchers are to be drawn in favor of the 
proper claimants and charged to Account 36-S-lO: 

Daniel J. Byrne, Fireman, Squad 10; in- 
jured March 28, 1939 $ 49.00 

John H. Braband, Sergeant, Morals Divi- 
sion; injured February 28, 1939. ....... 7.00 

Philip J. Cramer, Fireman, Hook and 
Ladder Co. 29; injured September 7, 
1938 253.72 

Fred O'Neill, Patrolman, District 36; in- 
jured March 9, 1939 5.00 

Thomas F. Sullivan, Patrolman, District 

38; injured February 1, 1939 7.50 

Charles W. Twigg, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 26; injured January 23, 1939 5.00 

Nicholas G. Wilhelm, Fireman, Squad 4; 

injured January 1, 1939 18.00 

Walter Coyle, Fireman, Engine Co. 87; in- 
jured March 7, 1939 13.00 

William J. Murphy, Fireman, Engine Co. 

33; injured August 22, 1938 143.35 

Raymond Cook, Fireman, Squad 10; in- 
jured March 28, 1939 27.20 

Walter T. Keating, Fireman, Engine Co. 

24; injured December 12, 1938 25.00 

John A. Zientarski, Fireman, Squad 6; in- 
jured August 23, 1938 11.00 

Thomas Mitchell, Patrolman, District 10; 

injured March 23, 1939 3.00 

William B. Grabowski, Fireman, Engine 

Co. 57; injured December 12, 1938... 65.00 

Daniel J. Cahill, Fireman, Hook and Lad- 
der Co. 1; injured December 9, 1938 7.25 

George P. Tworek, Patrolman, District 

36; injured January 17, 1939 66.75 

Henry F. Wiggins, Fireman, Hook and 

Ladder Co. 41; injured January 19, 1939 5.00 

Henry R. Bobene, Patrolman, District 41; 

injured February 17, 1939 3.00 

Martin M. Hannigan, Patrolman, Motor- 
cycle Division; injured November 21, 
1938 210.97 

John Hester, Fireman, Hook and Ladder 

Co. 2; injured December 31, 1938 5.25 

Charles C. Hultman, Fireman, Engine Co. 

26; injured November 25, 1938 119.90 

Peter Mayer, Patrolman, District 5; in- 
jured December 1, 1938 86.75 

Daniel H. McGinn, Fireman, Engine Co. 

43; injured April 19, 1938 249.70 

Philip E. Nulty, Patrolman, Motorcycle 

Division; injured October 21, 1937 5.00 

Thomas E. Ryan, Battalion Chief, Battal- 
ion 11; injured May 16, 1938 978.67 

James J. Slattery, Lieutenant, Engine Co. 

51; injured February 5, 1939 5.00 

James J. Waters, Fireman, Engine Co. 

126; injured November 27, 1938 11.00 



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155 



Thomas J. Donahue, Fireman, Engine Co. 

18; injured December 11, 1938 11.00 

John J. Bucker, Fireman, Squad 10; in- 
jured February 15, 1939 3.55 

Louis T. Stewart, Fireman, Engine Co. 19; 

injured December 7, 1938 42.00 

Walter Moroney, Lieutenant, Engine Co. 

31; injured December 10, 1938 16.00 

David T. Lennon, Captain, Engine Co. 77; 

injured February 6, 1939 7.50 

Edward W. McLaren, Battalion Chief, 

Battalion 18; injured February 13, 1939 9.50 

Peter J. Wasik, Engineer, Engine Co. 65; 

injured January 30, 1939 27.00 

James P. Fleming, Captain, Squad 9; in- 
jured June 8, 1938 90.80 

John J. Trench, Fireman, Engine Co. 88; 

injured January 2, 1939 5.00 

John Healy, Patrolman, District 29; in- 
jured March 3, 1939 4.00 

Michael J. Buckley, Supervising Engineer, 
Repair Shops; injured December 25, 
1938 51.35 

Howard E. Reiter, Fireman, Engine Co. 1; 

injured March 12, 1939 11.00 

William Steffens, Patrolman, District 15; 

injured February 10, 1939 4.75 



ard Fish Company, 225 N. Union avenue, of $695.25 
in settlement for collection F-1382 of the year 1938 
amounting to $1390.50. 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Accept a 

Compromise Offer in Settlement of a Warrant for 

Collection Issued against The Standard Fish Co. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (January 18, 1939) a claim of The Standard 
Fish Company for a reduction in the amount of com- 
pensation charged for the maintenance of canopies 
over a sidewalk, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an order submitted therewith. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — ^None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to accept the offer of The Stand- 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Accept Com- 
promise Offers in Settlement of Certain Warrants 
for Collection. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an order submitted there- 
with to authorize the City Comptroller to accept com- 
promise offers in settlement of certain warrants for 
collection. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, Tliat the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized in accordance with his request 
dated April 25, 1939, and the attached recommen- 
dation of the Corporation Counsel to accept com- 
promise offers in settlement of various warrants 
for collection as follows: 

Compromise 

Year Warrant No. Amount Offer 



1939 


D-95246 


$250.00 


$187.50 


1939 


D-95244 


76.08 


38.04 


1939 


D-97081 


47.47 


35.00 


1939 


D-97181 


153.08 


114.81 


1939 


D-97018 


77.46 


58.11 


1939 


D-97132 


64.90 


46.87 


1939 


D-95093 


40.00 


30.00 



Proposed Foreclosure, by the City, of Tax Liens on 

Property upon which Taxes Remain Unpaid for 

a Period of Four or More Years. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 3, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1939, page 13) £May 4, 1938, page 
5890] a resolution concerning the foreclosure by 
the City of tax liens on property upon which taxes 
remain unpaid for a period of four years or more, 
having had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said resolution be 
referred to the Committee on Consolidation, Reor- 
ganization and Taxation. 



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This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice -Chairman. 



Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Proposed Classification of Property for Taxation 
Purposes. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 3, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1938, page 13) [October 13, 1937, 
pages 4520-4521] a resolution concerning the classi- 
fication of property for taxation purposes, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization 
and Taxation. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice-Chairman. 



Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Proposed Extension of Time for Payment of Unpaid 

Installments of Special Assessment Warrant No. 

51866, and Interest Thereon, and Proposd 

Refunding of Outstanding Securities 

Thereunder. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 3, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 26, 1939, page 53) a petition from the 
Equitable Life Insurance Company of Iowa re- 
questing the City Council to authorize an extension 
of time for the payment of unpaid installments of 
Special Assessment Warrant No. 51866, and interest 
thereon, and further to authorize the issuance of 
refunding securities in lieu of securities heretofore 
issued in anticipation of the collection of the vari- 
ous installments of said special assessment, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said matter be referred to 
the Committee on Special Assessments. 

This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
V ice-Chairman. 



Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



In the Matter of the Purchase of Motorcycles for the 
Department of Police. 

The Comnaittee on Finance submitted the following 
report: 

Chicago, May 3, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the the Bureau of 
Central Purchasing requesting authority to pur- 
chase 36 Model 439 M 4 cylinder Indian motorcycles, 
as requested by the Commissioner of Police, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that said matter be referred 
to the Committee on Police and Municipal Institu- 
tions. 

This recommendation was concurred in by thir- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



COMMITTEES AND RULES. 



(Signed) 



Roger J. Kiley, 
Vice -Chairman. 



Proposed Appointment of a "Chicago Race Relations 

Commission" to Investigate and Report on the 

General Problem of Inter-Racial Relations. 

The Committee on Committees and Rules submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, May 3, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Committees and Rules, to 
whom was referred (April 26, 1939, pages 116-117), 
under Rule 46 of the Rules of your Honorable Body, 
solely for recommendation as to the proper com- 
mittee to consider the matter, a resolution propos- 
ing the appointment of a "Chicago Race Relations 
Commission" to investigate and report on the gen- 
eral problem of inter-racial relations, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said resolution be referred to your 



May 3, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



157 



Committee on Committees and Rules for general 
consideration. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



James R. Quinn, 
Vice -Chairman. 



Alderman Quinn moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



Proposed Creation of a Special Committee to Arrange 
for Additional W.P.A. Projects for the City, Etc. 

The Committee on Committees and Rules submitted 
the following report: 

Chicago, May 3, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Committees and Rules, to 
whom was referred (April 26, 1939, page 135) un- 
der Rule 46 of the Rules of Your Honorable Body 
for recommendation as to the proper committee to 
consider the matter, an order proposing the crea- 
tion of a special committee to work in conjunction 
with the heads of City departments with a view to 
sponsoring and securing additional W. P. A. proj- 
ects, etc., having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the said 
order be referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



James R. Quinn, 
Vice -Chairman. 



Alderman Quinn moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



CONSOLIDATION, REORGANIZATION AND 
TAXATION. 



Direction to the Corporation Counsel to Assign Assist- 
ants for the Purpose of Enforcing the Collection 
of Delinquent Taxes Due the City. 

The Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization 
and Taxation, to whom had been referred (April 26, 
1939, page 144) a resolution in the matter of a study 
of the problem of collecting delinquent taxes, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of an order 
submitted therewith. 

Alderman Keenan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and he 
is hereby directed to assign such assistant corpora- 
tion counsels and investigators as may be required 
to the Committee on Consolidation, Reorganization 
and Taxation, for the purpose of enforcing the col- 
lection of delinquent taxes due to the City. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES, STREETS AND ALLEYS. 



American Transportation Co.: Proposed Stairway with 
Abutments. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Al- 
leys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 2, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
36) an ordinance for a grant of permission to the 
American Transportation Company to construct, 
maintain and use a stairway with abutments be- 
tween the lot line and the existing sidewalk on S. 
Campbell avenue at Nos. 912-920 S. Campbell ave- 
nue, having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of said 
ordinance, with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Benjamin Bortz: Proposed Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 2, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 26, 1939, page 
115) an order for the issuance of a permit to Ben- 
jamin Bortz to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk in front of the premises known 
as No. 205 N. Clark street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by fourteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes) : 



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Ordered, Thai the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Benjamin Bortz to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 25 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 205 N. Clark street; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Michael T. Hayes: Proposed Extension of a Driveway. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 2, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 26, 1939, page 
122) an order to direct that a permit be issued to 
Michael T. Hayes to construct and maintain an 
addition to an existing driveway at Nos. 3315-3325 
S. Parnell avenue, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of said order (this recommendation was 
concurred in by fourteen members of the commit- 
tee, with no dissenting votes): 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Michael T. Hayes to construct and maintain an 
additional 16 feet to an existing driveway across 
the sidewalk, in front of the premises known as 
Nos. 3315-3325 S. Parnell avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



La ^lle Madison Hotel Co.: Coal Chutes and Hoist. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 2, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [March 15, 1939, page 8150] an ordinance for 
a grant of permission and authority to the La Salle 
Madison Hotel Company to maintain and use six 
existing coal chutes and one hoist on the south side 
of W. Calhoun place west of N. La Salle street, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation [ordinance printed in 
Pamphlet No. 3]. 



This recommendation was concurred in by foiir- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Northwestern Yeast Co.: Cables and Conduit. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 2, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 26, 1939, page 
130) an ordinance for a grant of permission and 
authority to the Northwestern Yeast Company to 
maintain and use four existing cables over and 
across N. Marshfield avenue south of the Chicago, 
Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in W. 
Bloomingdale avenue, and to maintain and use an 
existing conduit under and across N. Marshfield 
avenue north of W. Wabansia, avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of said ordinance, with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee on Com- 
pensation [ordinance printed in Pamphlet No. 3]. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the Committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Town House Building: Proposed Relocation of a Curb 
for Driveway Purposes. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submtted the following report, which was, on 
motion of Alderman Hartnett, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 2, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom was referred (April 12, 1939, page 
13) [March 15, 1939, page 8161] an order for the 
issuance of a permit to the Town House Building 
to set the curb back approximately 10 feet 3 inches, 
for a driveway 60 feet wide, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of said order (this recommenda- 
tion was concurred in by fourteen members of the 
committee, with no dissenting votes): 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Town House Building, located at No. 412 W. 
Wellington avenue, to set the curb back approxi- 
mately 10 feet 3 inches, for a driveway 60 feet wide, 
in accordance with blue print attached. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



May 3, 1939 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES 



159 



Sundry Matters Placed on File. 

The Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys submitted the following report: 

Chicago, May 2, 1939. 

To the President and Members of the City Council: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, Streets and 
Alleys, to whom were referred (April 12, 1939, 
page 13): 

[July 22, 1936, page 2114] an ordinance for the 
vacation of parts of alleys in the block bounded 
by W. 122nd street, W. 123rd street, S. Union ave- 
nue and the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & 
St. Louis Railroad (Caroline Romian) ; 

[September 9, 1936, page 2279] an ordinance 
for a grant of permission and authority to the 
Thompson Terminal Warehouses, Incorporated, 
to construct and maintain a loading platform on 
the north side of W. Kinzie street, in front of the 
premises known as Nos. 346-358 W. Kinzie street; 

having had the same under advisemient, beg leave 
to report and recommend that said matters be 
placed on file. 

This recommendation was concurred in by four- 
teen members of the committee, with no dissenting 
votes. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 



Bryan Hartnett, 

Chairman. 



Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed. 



POLICE AND MUNICIPAL INSTITUTIONS. 



Direction for the Issuance of a Permit to the Ravens - 
wood Business Assn. to Conduct Parades. 

The Committee on Police and Municipal Institutions 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith to grant permssion and 
authority to the Ravenswood Business Association to 
conduct parades on May 17, 18 and 20, 1939. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to concur in said 
report and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to grant per- 
mission to the Ravenswood Business Association to 
conduct parades on the following dates, traversing 
the streets of their district, as follows: 



May 
P. M. 



17, 1939: commencing at 3:30 o'clock 



Starting at W. Leland avenue and N. Seeley 
avenue to N. Seeley avenue; to W. Lawrence ave- 
nue; to N. Winchester avenue. 



May 
P. M. 



18, 1939: commencing at 3:30 o'clock 



Starting at W. Argyle street and N. Winches- 
ter avenue to W. Lawrence avenue; to N. Seeley 
avenue. 



May 20, 1939: 
P.M. 



commencing at 3:30 o'clock 



Starting at N. Damen avenue and W. Lawrence 
avenue to W. Lawrence avenue; to N. Seeley ave- 
nue; to W. Leland avenue; to N. Damen avenue; 
to W. Lawrence avenue; to McPherson Yard. 



Direction for the Issuance of a Permit to the Texas 
Press Industrial Train to Conduct a Parade. 

The Committee on Police and Municipal Institutions 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
order submitted therewith to grant permission to the 
Texas Press Industrial Train to conduct a parade on 
May 16, 1939. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to concur in said 
report and to pass said order. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said order was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Police be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the Texas 
Press Industrial Train (led by Governor W. Lee 
O'Daniel of the State of Texas, and including the 
Texas Cowboy Band), to hold a parade on Tuesday, 
May 16, 1939, starting from the Union Depot, via 
W. Jackson boulevard, to S. La Salle street, S. 
La Salle street to W. Randolph street, Randolph 
street to N. Michigan avenue, N. Michigan avenue 
to E. Monroe street, E. Monroe street to the 
Palmer House and continuing on S. State street to 
W. Jackson boulevard and W. Jackson boulevard 
to the Union Depot; the parade to start at 10:00 
o'clock A. M. 



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MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE ALDERMEN. 



(Said Matters Having Been Presented, in Order, by 
Wards, Beginning with the First Ward.) 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grant moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



FOURTH WARD. 



FIRST WARD. 



Proposed Allowance of a Variation from the Require- 
ments of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Nos. 
12-14 E, Monroe St.). 

Alderman Bowler (for Alderman Kenna) presented 
an ordinance for allowance of a variation from the 
requirements of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to 
the premises known as Nos. 12-14 E. Monroe street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



SECOND WARD. 



Claim of Catherine Brooks. 

Alderman Dickerson presented a claim of Catherine 
Brooks for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 



Alderman Grant presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install Public Drinking Fountains. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to in- 
stall public drinking fountains at the following 
locations : 

Northwest corner of E. 47th street and S. 
Prairie avenue; 

Northwest corner of W. 47th street and S. State 
street. 



Direction to Install "School — Slow Down" Signs. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to erect 
"School — Slow Down" signs in the district adjacent 
to the Colman School at W. 47th and S. Dearborn 
streets. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 5126 S. 
Blackstone Av. 

Alderman Cohen presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

'S. Blackstone 
avenue 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 15 feet in front 
of the private garage located 
in front of the premises known 
as No. 5126 S. Blackstone 
avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cohen moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn^-45. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Install a Street Light. 

Alderman Cohen presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install an electric street light at the 
southeast corner of E. 39th street and S. Cottage 
Grove avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cohen moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



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NEW BUSINESS— BY WARDS 



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FIFTH WARD. 



Proposed Allowance of a Variation from the Require- 
ments of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance (Nos. 
342-348 E. 63rd St. and Nos. 6245-6249 
S. Calumet Av.), 

Alderman Douglas presented an ordinance for al- 
lowance of a variation from the requirements of the 
Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to the premises known 
as Nos. 342-348 E. 63rd street and Nos. 6245-6249 
S. Calumet avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on Portions of S. Black- 
stone and S. Dante Aves. 

Alderman Smith presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceedings 
of the City Council for that date, as amended, is 
hereby further amended by inserting and adding in 
appropriate place under the two captions (Street — 
Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"S. Blackstone 
avenue 
(west side) 

"S. Dante 
avenue 
(east side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 100 feet north 
of E. 64th street," 



For a distance of 100 feet north 
of E. 64th street. 
(St. Cyril's Carmelite School" 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking, during Specified Hours, 
on a Portion of S. Dorchester Av. 

Alderman Smith presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated places during specified hours passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3118 to 3121 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Time) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 



(Limits) 



(Time) 



S. Dor- 


For a distance of 


11:00 A.M. to 


chester 


75 feet north of 


6:00 P.M." 


avenue 


E. 64th street 




(east 






side) 







Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking, during Specified Hours, 
at No. 913 E. 63rd St. 

Alderman Smith presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated places during specified hours passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3118 to 3121 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Time) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

"E. 63rd For a distance of 30 8:00 P. M. to 
street feet in front of the midnight." 

premises known as 
No. 913 E. 63rd 
street 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



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Unanimous consent was 'given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Designation of S. St. Lawrence Av. between E. 60th 
and E. 73rd Sts. as a "Through" Street. 

Alderman Smith presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance designating "Through" 
streets passed by the City Council on January 13, 
1937 and appearing on pages 3128 to 3130 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council for 
that date, as amended, is hereby further amended 
by inserting and adding in appropriate place under 
the two captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

'S. St. Lawrence 
avenue 



(Limits) 

Between E. 60th street and 
E. 73rd street." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Smith presented the following orders: 
Direction to Install a Street Light. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install an electric street light on the ex- 
isting post at the intersection of S. Anthony and 
S. Eberhart avenues. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to install "Stop and Go" lights at the 
intersection of E. 73rd street and S. Cottage Grove 
avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Rescinding of a Direction to Install a Traffic 
Warning Sign. 

Aldermen Smith and Olin presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That an order passed April 26, 1939, by 
the City Council, and appearing on page 117 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of said date, directing 
the installation of a "Stop" flicker sign on S. Dor- 
chester avenue and E. 73rd street, be and the same 
is hereby rescinded. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Smith moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



EIGHTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Peddling in a Certain District. 

Alderman Olin presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3585-A of the Revised 
Chicago Code of 1931, as amended, be and the 
same is hereby amended by adding thereto the 
following language: 

"No one having a peddler's license shall peddle 
any fruit, goods, wares or merchandise or any 
other article or thing whatsoever, at any time, 
within the following-described district: 

Area bounded by E. 90th street on the north; 
Nickel Plate Railroad on the east; E. 94th 
street on the south; Illinois Central Railroad 
on the west." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Olin moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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163 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. • 



Alderman Olin presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights at the intersection of E. 87th 
street and S. Cottage Grove avenue. 

Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop and Go" lights at the inter- 
section of E. 87th street and S. South Park avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Olin moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



NINTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of S. 
Michigan Av. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"S. Michigan For a distance of 15 feet north 
avenue of the northwest corner of E. 

(west side) 110th street and S. Michigan 

avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the ordinance. 



The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. - 



Limitation of Parking Privileges on a Portion of 
E. 114th St. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance limiting parking time 
in designated street areas to specified periods passed 
by the City Council on January 13, 1937 and ap- 
pearing on pages 3114 to 3116 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Period) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

"E. 114th street 
(north side) 



(Lirriits) (Period) 

For a distance of 15 min- 
25 feet west of S. utes." 
Champlain ave- 
nue 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren. Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Place a White Center-Line Marker on 
S. Went worth A v. 

Alderman Lindell presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
place a white center-line marker on the pavement 
of S. Wentworth avenue, between W. 103rd and 
W. 119th streets. 



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Unanimous consent \^as given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Request to the General Assembly to Defer Action on 

Certain Pending Bills Relating to Public Service 

Housing Corporations. 

Alderman Lindell presented a resolution to protest 
against the passage by the General Assembly of Illi- 
nois of certain bills relating to public service housing 
corporations. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said resolution without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Lindell moved to adopt the resolution. 

After debate Alderman Kiley moved to amend by 
striking out the language, 

"protest the passage of these bills and indicate to 
the General Assembly of Illinois its objection to these 
bills on the grounds indicated above." 

and inserting in lieu thereof the following language: 

"requests the General Assembly to defer action for 
ten days on Senate Bill 376 and House Bill 759 in 
order that the City Council or its Committee on 
Housing may have a hearing thereon before the com- 
mittee or committees having the same in charge." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

The question thereupon being put on the adoption 
of the resolution as amended, the motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik. Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, Senate Bill 376 and House Bill 759 
confer the power of eminent domain upon public 
service housing corporations without a correspond- 
ing benefit to the public; and 

Whereas, The said bills do not indicate the char- 
acter or purpose of the buildings to be erected on 
property acquired by the exercise of the power of 
eminent domain; and 

Whereas, There is in these bills no regulation of 
the said public service housing corporations as to 
rents, profits or dividends, as provided in com- 
parable laws of other states; and 

Whereas, The sole administrative power under 
these bills is lodged in the State Housing Board, 
curtailing in this way any authority the city may 
have over property within its corporate limits; 
therefore be it 



Resob)ed, By the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago this third day of May, 1939, that it request 
the General Assembly to defer action for ten days 
on Senate Bill 376 and House Bill 759 in order that 
the City Council or its Committee on Housing may 
have a hearing thereon before the committee or 
committees having the same in charge; and be it 

Further Resolved, That a copy of this resolution 
be sent to the President of the Senate and the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, for pres- 
entation thereof to the General Assembly. 



Proposed Amendment of the Building Regulations to 

Limit the Heights of Commercial, Apartment, 

and Hotel Buildings. 

Alderman Lindell presented an order for amend- 
ment of the building regulations to limit the heights 
of commercial, apartment, and hotel buildings, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Direction for a Study of the Parking 
Problem in the City of Chicago. 

Alderman Lindell presented an order for a study 
of the parking problem in the City of Chicago, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Traffic and Public 
Safety. 



TENTH WARD. 



Direction to Close a Portion of S. Burley Av. to Traffic 
and to Permit the Erection of a Temporary Stand. 

Alderman Rowan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to close to traffic S. 
Burley avenue between E. 11 1th street and E. 117th 
street from 12: 00 o'clock noon to 5: 00 o'clock P. M., 
on Sunday, May 28, 1939, and to issue a permit to 
the S. W. O. C. to erect a temporary speakers' stand 
on S. Burley avenue between E. 115th and E. 116th 
streets, for memorial services. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Rowan moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevaied. 



Claim of Otto A. Bauer. 

Alderman Rowan presented a claim of Otto A. 
Bauer for a rebate of water rates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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165 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 



Alderman Hogan presented the following orders: 

Frank Kraft: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Kraft to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 10 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 6628 S. Karlov avenue; 
said permit to be issued and the work therein au- 
thorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop and Go" lights at the in- 
tersections of the following streets: 

W. 63rd street and S. Pulaski road; 

W. 63rd street and S. Central avenue. 



Victor Czhurski: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Victor Czhurski to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, at the 
rear of the premises known as No. 3324 W. 55th 
street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Claim of Zade's Tavern. 

Alderman Hogan presented a claim of Zade's Tav- 
ern for a refund of permit fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of S. 
Washtena\v Av. 

Alderman Kovarik presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 



on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

"S. Washtenaw 
avenue 
(west side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet south 
of the southwest corner of 
W. 64th street and S. Wash- 
tenaw avenue". 
(Hope Lutheran Church)". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Kovarik moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 



Claim of Meriva Nitzki. 

Alderman Boyle presented a claim of Meriva Nitzki 
for compensation for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Alderman Murphy presented the following orders: 

Direction to Install a Public Drinking Fountain. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
install a public drinking fountain in front of the 
premises known as No. 8100 S. Wentworth avenue. 



North Star Petroleum Co.: Driveways. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
North Star Petroleum Co. to construct and main- 
tain four driveways across the sidewalk, as follows: 
two 16 feet wide on the S. State street side, and 



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two 16 feet wide on the W. 76th street side, of the 
premises known as the southwest corner of W. 
76th street and S. State street; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago Rovcrning the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Duffy moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Rescinding of a Grant of Permission to Emmett A. 
Ruckman to Construct a Driveway. 

Ordered, That an order passed by the City Coun- 
cil on August 17, 1938, and appearing on page 6817 
of the Journal of the Proceedings of said date, di- 
recting issuance of a permit to Emmett A. Ruckman 
to construct and maintain a driveway across the 
sidewalk in front of the premises known as No. 
308 W. 80th street, be and the same is hereby 
rescinded. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Murphy moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 



Alderman Pacelli presented the following orders: 

Proposed Establishment of a Municipal Park in 
the 20th Ward. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Parks, Rec- 
reation and Aviation be and he is hereby directed 
to cause a survey to be made of the area bounded 
by S. Halsted street, W. Cabrini street, S. Blue Is- 
land avenue and W. Arthington street with a view 
to establishing a small park in said area. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Alderman Duffy presented the following orders: 

S. A. Bennett: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. A. Bennett to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 14 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 11213 S. Lothair ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the or- 
dinances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



J. D. Miller: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. D. Miller to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as the northeast corner W. 
106th street and S. Hoyne avenue; said permit to 
be issued and the work therein authorized to be 
done in accordance with the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago governing the construction and main- 
tenance of driveways. 



Direction to Close Certain Streets and Alleys 
to Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to close 
to traffic, for the purpose of avoiding congestion 
with vehicles delivering produce, between the 
hours of 12:01 A. M. and 5:30 A. M. daily, except- 
ing Sunday, from May 1, 1939 to September 30, 
1939; and between the hours of 12:01 A. M. and 
7:00 A. M. daily, excepting Sundays, from October 
1, 1939 to April 30, 1940, the following: 

East-and-west alleys between S. Morgan street 
and S. Racine avenue, from W. 14th place to C, 
B. & Q. R. R. tracks; 

W. 15th street, between S. Morgan street and 
S. Racine avenue; 

S. Aberdeen street, from W. 14th place to C, 
B. & Q. R. R. tracks. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Pacelli moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 



Henry Van Dam: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Henry Van Dam to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, nine feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as No. 2335 W. 107th 
street; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Alderman Ropa presented the following orders: 

Direction to Close a Portion of S. May St. to Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to close to traffic S. 
May street, from W. 18th street to W. 19th street, 
from May 1 to August 31, 1939, inclusive, on Tues- 
days and Thursdays from 6:30 P. M., to 9:00 P. M., 
for the Howell Neighborhood House, for recrea- 
tional purposes. 



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Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to install 
"Stop and Go" lights on the southwest and north- 
east corners of W. Cermak road and S. Leavitt 
street, on W. Cermak road. 



Direction to Close a Portion of W. 22nd PI. to Traffic. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to close to traffic W. 
22nd place, betwen S. Hoyne avenue and S. Leavitt 
street, every day except Sundays, between the 
hours of 9:00 A. M. and 8:00 P. M., during May, 
June, July, August and September, for recreational 
purposes. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Ropa moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Spencer Kellogg and Sons, Inc.: Conduit. 

Alderman Ropa presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to Spencer Kellogg and 
Sons, Inc. to maintain and use an existing conduit over 
and across S. Lumber street, southwesterly of W. 
Cermak road, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of Vana, Inc. 

Alderman Ropa presented a claim of Vana, Incor- 
porated, for a refund of license deposit, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 



O. D. Wiley: Compensation for Damage to Property 
(Amendment). 

Alderman Arvey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That an order heretofore passed by this 
Council and shown on page 8188 of the Journal of 
the Proceedings of March 24, 1939, authorizing pay- 
ment of compensation to sundry persons for dam- 
age to property, be and the same is hereby amended 
as follows: 

By striking out of the 14th line of said order 
the name "D. D. Wiley" and inserting in lieu 
thereof the name "O. D. Wiley." 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Arvey moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Sundry Claims. 

Alderman Arvey presented the following claims: 

Estate of Sam Iveta, for a refund of license de- 
posit; 

Roy E. Klass, for compensation for damage to 
an automobile; 

Austin L. Hill, C. A. O'Brien and Paul J. Paul- 
enske, for refunds of 90% of special assessments 
for water supply pipes; 

which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 2954 W. Madison 

St. 

Alderman Sain presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed 
by the City Council on January 13, 1937 and 
appearing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal 
of the Proceedings of the City Council for that date, 
as amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 

(Street (Limits) 

"W. Madison For a distance of 30 feet in front 
street of the premises known as No. 

2954 W. Madison street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn— 45. 

Nays — None. 



Alderman Sain presented the following orders: 

George Green: Canopy. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to issue a permit 



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to George Green to maintain an existing canopy 
over the sidewalk in W. Madison street, attached 
to the building or structure located at No. L519 
W. Madison street, for a period of ten (10) years 
from March 24, 1939, in accordance with plans and 
specifications filed with the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and approved by the Commissioner of 
Buildings and the Chief Fire Prevention Engineer, 
said canopy not to exceed 16 feet in length nor 
14 feet in width, upon the filing of the application 
and bond and payment of the initial compensation 
provided for by ordinances relating to the construc- 
tion and maintenance of canopies, except that com- 
pensation shall be paid annually, in advance. 



Claim of Rubinelli-Rocca, Inc. Taken from File and 
Re-Referred. 

Ordered, That the claim of Rubinelli-Rocca, Inc., 
placed on file November 5, 1936, be taken from file 
and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Sain moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R. Co.: Underground 

Pipe. 

Alderman Sain presented an ordinance for a grant 
of permission and authority to the Chicago, Burling- 
ton & Quincy Railroad Company to maintain and use 
an existing pipe under and across the north-and-south 
alley west of S. Clinton street, south of W. Jackson 
boulevard, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Proposed Prohibition against the Erection of Fences 

or Enclosures on or around Grass Plots between 

the Sidewalks and Curbs, Etc. 

Alderman Kelts presented an ordinance to prohibit 
the erection of fences or enclosures on or around grass 
plots between the sidewalk and curb of any public 
street, without securing a permit therefor from the 
Department of Streets and Electricity. 

Reference of said order to two committees having 
been called for, said ordinance was, in accordance 
with Rule 46 of the Council's Rules of Order, referred 
to the Committee on Committees and Rules. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Claims of Mrs. Kathryn Kavanagh and John 
McLaughlin. 

Alderman Upton presented a claim of Mrs. Kathryn 
Kavanagh for compensation for the death of her hus- 



band, Raymond Kavanagh, and a claim of John Mc- 
Laughlin for compensation for personal injuries, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



Stanley Grzegorczyk and William Mianowski: Pro- 
posed Driveway. 

Alderman Keane presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Stanley Grzegorczyk and William 
Mianowski to construct and maintain a driveway 
across the sidewalk at Nos. 2500-2506 W. Chicago ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Claim of Edward G. Boul. 

Alderman Keane presented a claim of Edward G. 
Boul for compensation for damage to property, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 1457 W. Black- 
hawk St. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the 
following language: 



(Street) 

"W. Blackhawk 
street (south 
side) 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 25 feet in 
front of the premises known 
as No. 1457 W. Blackhawk 
street." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Rostenkowski moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kilej-, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Claim of Frank Brooks. 

Alderman Rostenkowski presented a claim of Frank 
Brooks for compensation for damage to property, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking Adjoining No. 3912 W. 
Fullerton Av. 

Alderman Porten presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and add- 
ing in appropriate place under the two captions 
(Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following 
language: 



(Street) 

"W, Fullerton 
avenue 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet west of 
the premises known as No. 
3912 W. Fullerton avenue." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Porten moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Claim of James J. Bittourna. 

Alderman Porten presented a claim of James J. Bit- 
tourna for compensation for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 



E. M. Frisk: Driveway. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. M. Frisk to construct and maintain one driveway 
across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, on the N. Leclaire 
avenue side of the premises known as No. 5059 W. 
Fletcher street; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of Ben Nathan. 

Alderman Orlikoski presented a claim of Ben 
Nathan for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking, during Specified Hours, 
on Portions of N. Kildare Av. 

Alderman Walsh presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated places during specified hours passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on pages 3118 to 3121 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Time) in Section 1 
thereof the following language: 



(Street) 

"N. Kildare 
avenue 
(both 
sides) 



(Limits) 

From No. 1714 to No. 
1744 and from No. 
1715 to No. 1745 N. 
Kildare avenue, for 
a distance of 75 
feet. 



(Time) 

From 7:00 
A. M to 
6:00 P . 

M." 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



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Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Walsh moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dei'mott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvcy, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Install Traffic Signal Lights. 

Alderman Walsh presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to install "Stop and Go" lights at the inter- 
section of W. North and N. Oak Park avenues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Walsh moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



THIRTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Claim of Henry Frerk Sons Taken from File and 
Re-Referred. 

Alderman Kiley presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the order directing payment to 
Henry Frerk Sons for Portland cement furnished to 
the Bureau of Engineering, placed on file January 
29, 1936, pages 1358-1359, be and the same is hereby 
taken from file and re-referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Kiley moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cullerton moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Louis Schorce: Proposed Driveways. 

Alderman Cullerton presented an order for the is- 
suance of a permit to Louis Schorce to construct and 
maintain two driveways across the sidewalk at Nos. 
6600-6612 W. Belmont avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



THIRTY-NINTH WARD. 



Walter Holzkolph: Driveway. 

Alderman Brody presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Walter Holzkolph to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 12 feet wide, on 
the W. Carmen avenue side of the premises known 
as No. 5058 N. Kildare avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago governing the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Brody moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Grant of Permission to Mayfair Evangelical 

Lutheran Church to Construct a Ceiling of Wood 

Fibre Insulating Board. 

Alderman Brody presented an order for a grant of 
permission to Mayfair Evangelical Lutheran Church 
to construct a ceiling of compressed wood fibre insu- 
lating board, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



FORTIETH WARD. 



THIRTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Louis Schorce: Drive^vay. 

Alderman Cullerton presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Louis Schorce to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, 16 feet wide, in front of 
the premises known as No. 3238 N. Rutherford ave- 
nue; said permit to be issued and the work therein 
authorized to be done in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago governing the con- 
struction and maintenance of driveways. 



Alderman Cowhey (for Alderman Ross) presented 
the following orders: 

David Storage & Moving Co.: Illuminated Sign. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to David Storage & Moving Company to 
erect and maintain an illuminated sign, 10'x26' 6", 
to project over the sidewalk adjoining the premises 
known as No. 3238 W. Lawrence avenue, the said 
Dermit to be issued and the work therein author- 
ized to be done in accordance with the ordinances 
of the City of Chicago governing the construction 
and maintenance of illuminated signs of this char- 



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acter. This privilege shall be subject to termination 
by the Mayor at any time in his discretion. 



Edwin Rose: Driveway. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edwin Rose to construct and maintain one drive- 
way across the sidewalk, ten feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 6936 N. Christiana 
avenue; said permit to be issued and the work 
therein authorized to be done in accordance with 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago governing 
the construction and maintenance of driveways. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said orders without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the orders. 

The motion prevailed. 



Block 1 in Subdivision of Blocks 1 and 2 of Silver- 
mann's Addition to Irving Park, Montrose and Jef- 
ferson in W.Vz, E.1/2, N.E.V4 and part of N.W.y4, Sec- 
tion 16-40-13 (Henry H. Logan), which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Proposed Cancellation of Warrants for Collection 
(Michael Cadra and Helen's Beauty Shop). 

Alderman Cowhey presented orders for cancellation 
of warrants for collection issued against Michael 
Cadra and Helen's Beauty Shop, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FORTY-FIRST WARD. 



Claim of N. Lennert. 

Alderman Cowhey presented a claim of N. Lennert 
for a refund of license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Proposed Razing of a Building at No. 4417 N. Mobile 

Av. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance to direct 
the razing of a building at No. 4417 N. Mobile avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



FORTY-SECOND WARD. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning 

Ordinance 

(Use District Map No. 2). 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance by 
changing all the Commercial and Apartment District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District Map 
No. 2 in the area bounded by W. Ilarvis avenue; N. 
Austin avenue; W. Touhy avenue; and the City limits, 
to those of a Residence District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Amendment of the Chicago Zoning 

Ordinance 

(Use District Map No. 2). 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance for 
amendment of the Chicago Zoning ordinance by 
changing all the Commercial and Apartment District 
symbols and indications shown on Use District Map 
No. 2 in the area bounded by W. Touhy avenue; the 
alley next east of N. Mason avenue; the alley next 
southeast of N. Mendota avenue; N. Caldwell avenue; 
N. McAlpin avenue; and N. Merrimac avenue, to those 
of a Residence District, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 



Proposed Vacation of Part of an Alley. 

Alderman Cowhey presented an ordinance for the 
vacation of part of the east-and-west alley in the 
block bounded by W. Lawrence avenue, W. Leland 
avenue, N. Laporte avenue and N. Lamon avenue, in 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 20 E. Delaware PI. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"E. Delaware For a distance of 20 feet between 

place the two signs, one on each side 

of the canopy in front of the 

premises known as No. 20 E. 

Delaware place." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference hereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



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Prohibition against Parking at No. 10 E. Pearson St. 

Aldeiman Crowe presenlod the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy iJie City Council of the City oj 
Chicago:- 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two 
captions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof, the 
following language: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"E. Pearson For a distance of 30 feet in front 
street of the premises known as No. 

10 E. Pearson street." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
. Sobota, Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



M. H. Bank: Gasoline Filling Station. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Commissioner be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to issue a permit 
to M. H. Bank to maintain and operate a gasoline 
filling station at Nos. 308-310 W. Hubbard street, 
for which frontage consents have been furnished. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Crowe moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Moody Bible Institute of Chicago: Free Permits. 

Alderman Crowe presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health, the 
Commissioner of Buildings and the Commissioner 
of Streets and Electricity be and they are hereby 
authorized and directed to issue, free of charge, 
necessary permits, to the Moody Bible Institute of 
Chicago in connection with the work of removing 
the present front of existing building at W. Chicago 
avenue and N. La Salle street and rebuilding of 
a new front; in conformity with provisions of the 
existing codes. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 



Alderman Crowe moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Joseph F. O'Donnell: Proposed Widening of a Drive- 
way. 

Alderman Crowe presented an order for the issu- 
ance of a permit to Joseph F. O'Donnell to widen by 
four feet an existing driveway at the rear of the prem- 
ises known as No. HE. Cedar street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



FORTY-FOURTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking in the Alley Adjoining 
No. 518 W. Deming PL 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937, and appearing 
on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 



(Limits) 



"Alley running For a distance of 30 feet in the 

north from alley adjoining the premises 

W. Deming known as No. 518 W. Dem- 

place ing place." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



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Prohibition against Parking in the Alley Adjoining 
No. 444 W. Fullerton Av. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council oj the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking 
in designated street areas at all times passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937, and appear- 
ing on pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the two cap- 
tions (Street — Limits) in Section 1 thereof the fol- 
lowing language: 



(Street) 



(Limits) 



"Alley running 3 signs for a distance of 75 feet 

north from in the alley adjoining the 

W. Fullerton premises known as No. 444 

avenue W. Fullerton avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 932 W. Wright- 
wood Av. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937, and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



(Street) 

"W. Wrightwood 
avenue 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 50 feet in 
front of the premises 
known as No. 932 W. 
Wrightwood avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Peddling in a Certain District. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3585-A of the Revised 
Chicago Code of 1931, as amended, be and the same 
is hereby amended by adding thereto the follow- 
ing language: 

"No one having a peddler's license shall peddle 
any fruit, goods, wares or merchandise or any 
other article or thing whatsoever, at any time, 
within the following described district: 

W. Belmont avenue on the north; 
W. Diversey parkway on the south; 
N. Broadway on the west; and 
N. Sheridan road on the east." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Prohibition against Peddling in a Certain District. 

Alderman Grealis presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 3585-A of the Revised 
Chicago Code of 1931, as amended, be and the same 



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is hereby amended by adding thereto the following 
language: 

"No one having a peddler's license shall peddle 
any fruit, goods, wares or merchandise or any 
othcM- aiticle or thing whatsoever, at any time, 
within the following described district: 

W. Diversey parkway on the north; 
W. Fullerton parkway on the south; 
N. Lake View avenue on the east; and 
N. Halsted street on the west." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force froni and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



FORTY- SIXTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking, during Specified Hours, 
at No. 3916 N. Broadway. 

Alderman Young presented the following ordinance: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated places during specified hours passed by 
the City Council on January 13, 1937 and appear- 
ing on pages 3118 to 3121 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of the City Council for that date, as 
amended, is hereby further amended by inserting 
and adding in appropriate place under the three 
captions (Street — Limits — Time) in Section 1 
thereof the following language : 

(Street) (Limits) (Time) 

"N. Broad- For a distance of 80 From 8: 30 A 
way feet in front of M. to 3:30 

the premises P. M." 
known as No. 
3916 N. Broad- 
way 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 



The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



Direction to Install a Street Light. 

Alderman Young presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Streets and 
Electricity be and he is hereby authorized to install 
in front of No. 612 W. Patterson avenue, one elec- 
tric street light, charging same to Account 570-S-75, 
Corporate — Bond Surplus Account. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Young moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



FORTY-SEVENTH WARD. 



Direction for a Survey to Prevent Parking in Certain 
Streets and Alleys. 

Alderman Hilburn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Traffic Engineer be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to cause a 
survey to be made for the purpose of frustrating 
parking in alleys and streets in the vicinity of No. 
1900 W. Lawrence avenue, and thereby relieve con- 
gestion and inconvenience to residents living ad- 
jacent thereto. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Hilburn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



FORTY-EIGHTH WARD. 



Prohibition against Parking at No. 5012 N. Winthrop 

Av. 



Alderman Young moved to pass the ordinance. 



Alderman Quirk presented the following ordinance: 



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175 



Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937 and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— Limits) in Section 1 thereof the following lan- 
guage: 



FIFTIETH WARD. 



(Street) 

'N. Winthrop 
avenue 



(Limits) 

For a distance of 33 feet in front 
of the premises known as No. 
5012 N. Winthrop avenue." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Quirk moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



FORTY-NINTH WARD. 



Direction for a Study of the Expenditures Made by 

the Board of Election Commissioners and the 

Municipal Court of Chicago. 

Alderman Keenan presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Consolidation, 
Reorganization and Taxation be and it hereby is 
authorized and directed to make a study of the 
rnonies expended by the Board of Election Com- 
missioners and the Municipal Court of Chicago, 
with a view to working out some arrangement 
whereby the enormous costs needed to operate 
these offices can be greatly reduced. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Keenan moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Proposed Re-Districting of the City of Chicago. 

Alderman Keenan presented a resolution for con- 
sideration of the matter of re-districting the City of 
Chicago into wards, which was 



Direction to Install a Public Drinking Fountain. 

Alderman Quinn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to install a drinking 
fountain for the St. Gregory Playground located at 
the northwest corner of N. Ashland and W. Catalpa 
avenues. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Quinn moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 



Claim of John J. Phee. 

Alderman Quinn presented a claim of John J. Phee 
for a refund of 90% of special assessment for a water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



Referred 
Rules. 



to the Committee on Committees and 



Authorization for a Contract for Electrical Energy 

for the Operation of the Venereal Disease 

Clinic (Commonwealth Edison Co.). 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter of a contract for 
electrical service for operation of the Venereal Dis- 
ease Clinic located at Nos. 2600-2610 S. Wabash ave- 
nue, deferred and published April 26, 1939, page 81. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract with the Commonwealth Edison Company for 
a term of one (1) year beginning on or about 
March 1, 1939, for electrical service for the opera- 
tion of the Venereal Disease Clinic located at Nos. 
2600-2610 S. Wabash avenue, in accordance with 
the Commonwealth Edison Company's Contract for 
Large Light and Power Service, Alternating Cur- 
rent—Outer Zone— Rate "CI." 



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Authori/alion for a Contract for Electrical Energy 

for (ho Municipal Airport (Commonwealth 

Edison Co.). 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Coinniittco on Finance in the matter of a lower rate 
for electrical energy for the Municipal Airport, de- 
ferred and published April 26, 1939, page 81. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized to enter into a con- 
tract with the Commonwealth Edison Company, 
without advertising and Mrithout bond, for the 
supply of light and power to the Chicago Municipal 
Airport, in accordance with an offer and suggested 
form of contract dated October 20, 1938. 

The contract shall conform to the established 
form known as "Contract For Large Light and 
Power Service"; Alternating Current — Outer Zone 
—Rate "CI". 

The City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass vouchers in pay- 
ment of the above, and make necessary charges 
against Appropriation Account No. 84-F-60. 



Authorization for a Contract for Payment by the 
City of Chicago for Electrical Energy for Opera- 
tion of Automatic Traffic Control Signals and 
Equipment at W. North and N. Mobile 
Aves. (State of Illinois). 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter of the installa- 
tion of automatic traffic control signals and equipment 
at W. North and N. Mobile avenues by the State of 
Illinois, deferred and published April 26, 1939, 
page 82. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized in accordance with 
his letter of March 27th, 1939 to enter into a con- 
tract with the Department of Public Works and 
Buildings of the State of Illinois, whereby for and 
in consideration of the installation, at the expense of 
the State of Illinois, of an automatic traffic control 
signal of an approved type, at the northeast and 
northwest corners of the intersection of W. North 
and N. Mobile avenues as well as the detectors and 
all connecting cables along W. North and N. Mobile 
avenues east and north of said intersection, the City 
of Chicago agrees to assume the cost of energy for 
operating the above-described signals and equip- 
ment; the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass vouchers for the 
payment for the same when properly approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and make neces- 
sary charges for electrical energy to Account 
263-F-ll. 



Authorization for a Contract for Electric Light and 

Power for the Bureau of Streets Garage and 

Shops (Commonwealth Edison Co.). 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter of a contract for 
a supply of electric light and power for the Bureau 
of Streets Garage and Shops, deferred and published 
April 26, 1939, page 82. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Acting Commissioner of 
Streets and Electricity be and he is hereby author- 
ized to enter into a contract with the Common- 
wealth Edison Company, without advertising, and 
without bond, for the supply of light and power to 
the Bureau of Streets Garage and Shops, 2322 S. 
Ashland avenue, in accordance with an offer and 
suggested form of contract dated December 30, 
1938; the contract shall conform to the established 
form known as (contract for large light and 
power service) alternating current, rate C-1, and 
the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer are 
authorized and directed to pass vouchers in pay- 
ment for the above and make the necessary charges 
against Appropriation Account 63-F-20. 



Allowance to Cook County of a Refund of Permit Fee. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 



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177 



Committee on Finance in the matter of a claim of 
Cook County for a refund of permit fee, deferred and 
published April 26, 1939, page 82. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindeil, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to pay to Cook County the sum 
of $215.00, chargeable to Account 36-S-3, being a 
refund of fee for permit issued by the Bureau of 
Fire Prevention for the installation of fuel oil 
tanks at Cook County Hospital. 






Allowance to Charles Farrell of a Refund of Permit 
Fees. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim of Charles Farrell 
for a refund of permit fees, deferred and published 
April 26, 1939, pages 82-83. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindeil, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Charles Farrell, 7826 Cottage Grove avenue, the 
sum of $33.35 being refund of water charge of 
$17.20 on Building Permit No. B-39606 and $16.15 
on Building Permit No. B-30699, which permits 
were not used, and charge same to Account 198-M. 



Committee on Finance on a claim of the Illinois Bell 
Telephone Company for compensation for damage to 
conduit and cable, deferred and published, April 26, 
1939, page 83. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindeil, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed, in 
accordance with the opinion of the Law Depart- 
ment, attached hereto, to issue a voucher in favor 
of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company in the sum 
of $351.56, same to be in full of all claims for dam- 
age to cable and conduit equipment of the said com- 
pany on February 1, 1937, at 3552 W. 26th street, 
and charge same to Account 195-M; and the City 
Comptroller and the City Treasurer are authorized 
and directed to pay said voucher when properly 
approved by the Commissioner of Public Works. 



Allowance of Compensation to the Illinois 
Telephone Co. for Damage to Property. 



Bell 



On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 



Authorization for a Decrease of a Warrant for Collec- 
tion Issued against Theodore A. Kochs Co. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim of Theodore A. 
Kochs Company for a decrease of a warrant for col- 
lection, deferred and published April 26, 1939, page 
83. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindeil, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to decrease the 
amount of warrant for collection No. F-1605 (1937) 
$325.00 to the amount of $100.00, upon payment 
of the same. 



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Allowance of Compensation to Emil Mclichar for 
Damuf>;e to Property. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thoroupoii took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim of Emil Melichar 
for compensation for damage to property, deferred 
and published April 26, 1939, page 83. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Emil Melichar, 3226 N. Sheffield avenue, the sum 
of $409.71 in full settlement for damages arising 
from or growing out of shutting off the water sup- 
ply at premises known as 3226 N. Sheffield avenue 
on December 15, 1938; and the City Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer are authorized and directed 
to pass for payment vouchers in accordance with 
the provisions of this order, chargeable to Account 
195-M, when properly approved by the Commis- 
1 sioner of Public Works. 



Truck at the rate of $22.50 per day for five days on 
November 28, December 14, 15, 16 and 21, 1938; 
and the City Comptroller and the City Treasurer 
are authorized and directed to pass for payment 
payrolls for the above mentioned service and to 
charge the amount of same to Account 75-K-20, 
appropriation for the year 1939. 



Authorization for Payment of Compensation to Robert 
Bausch for Use of a Dump Truck. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter of the hire of 
trucks during 1938 on W.P.A. projects, deferred and 
published April 26, 1939, pages 83-84. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized, in accordance with 
his recommendation dated March 27, 1939, to pay 
to Robert Rausch, No. 3522 W. Irving Park road, 
the sum of $112.50 for the hire of one 5-ton Dump 



Authorization for Payment of Compensation to Ross 
Richards Reporting Agency for Services Rendered. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance in the matter of payment of 
compensation to Ross Richards Reporting Agency for 
services rendered, deferred and published April 26, 
1939, page 84. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kelts, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby authorized to pay to the Ross Richards 
Reporting Agency the sum of $31.75 for reporting 
service before the Illinois Commerce Commission 
in connection with the development of the Munici- 
pal Airport, chargeable to appropriations under 
Account 36-S-24; and the Comptroller and the City 
Treasurer are directed and authorized to pass for 
payment voucher for same when properly ap- 
proved by the Corporation Counsel. 



Allowance to M. Schoenwald (Europa Theatre) of 
Refunds of Permit Fees. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on a claim of M. Schoenwald 
(Europa Theatre) for a refund of permit fees for 
exhibiting motion pictures, deferred and published 
April 26, 1939, page 84. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 



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The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to M. 
Schoenwald, 617 W. North avenue, the sum of 
$32.00, same to be in full of all claims for refunds 
of fees collected by the City for exhibition of mov- 
ing pictures, in accordance with the opinion of the 
Law Department, attached hereto, and charge same 
to Account 36-S-3. 



Allowances of Compensation for Personal Injuries. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims for compen- 
sation for personal injuries, deferred and published 
April 26, 1939, page 84. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, "Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the per- 
sons named the amounts set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of accidents on 
the dates indicated and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 



Mrs. T. C. Cough, 3701 Southport avenue — 
11/19/38 — Southwest corner Roscoe and 
Greenview avenues $10.88 

Mrs. Martha Dee, 2103 S. California avenue 
— 12/14/38 — northwest corner Welling- 
ton and California avenues. 12.00 



Allowances of Compensation for Damage to Property. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims for compen- 
sation for damage to property, deferred and published 
April 26, 1939, pages 84-85. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for all claims for 
damage to property as indicated on the dates 
named, in accordance with the various opinions of 
the Law Department attached hereto, and to charge 
same to Account 36-S-3: 



Name 

Consumers Millinery Stores 1438 

American Glass Company 706 

Peter Szumski 1833 

Samuel Marcus 5101 

Commonwealth Edison Co 72 

Commonwealth Edison Co 72 

Mrs. Virginia Collier 9536 



Address 



Character 



Amount 



E. 55th street Broken window $ 25.19 

Insurance Exchange Bldg.. . .Replacing glass window at 3763 

N. Racine avenue 43.87 

W. Iowa street Broken window 3.00 

S. Halsted street Broken window 19.50 

W. Adams street Damage to conduit and cable. . 201.42 

W. Adams street Damage to conduit 36.10 

S. Lafayette street Damage to furnace 24.40 



Allowances of Compensation for Damage to Automo- 
biles, Etc. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims for compen- 
sation for damage to trucks and automobiles, etc., de- 
ferred and published April 26, 1939, page 85. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 



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lowinR-namcd persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full of all claims for 
dainafjcs to trucks, automobiles or other property, 
as indicated, on the dates named, in accordance 
witli the various opinions of the Law Department 
attached hereto, and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 

Paul Riz/.o, 900 Hudson avenue, 12/21/'37, 
Paxton avenue, between 74th and 75th 
streets — damage to truck $ 58.50 

George Craig, 7130 S. Green street, 
4/10/'38, 5540 S. Halsted street— dam- 
age to automobile 40.00 

Walter Bulak, 10119 Commercial avenue, 
5/8/'38— Calumet River, through 130th 
street Pontoon Bridge — damage to boat 90.00 

Carl Bernhardt, c/o Vernon Glasser, 180 
W. Washington street, 5/17/'38, 15th 
street and California avenue — damage 
to truck 67.00 

W. E. Lipphardt, 540 W. 55th street, 
ll/21/'38. South Chicago and Commer- 
cial avenues — Damage to automobile. . 20.00 

Helen E. Hughes, 11123 Bell avenue, 
l/7/'39, 109th street and Longwood 
drive — damage to automobile 29.20 

Edward C. Schaefer, 3510 W. Diversey 
avenue, ll/9/'38, 732 Parkside avenue 
— damage to automobile 44.00 

Adam Gansiorek, 1663 N. Mozart street, 
ll/27/'38, 1533 N. Fairfield avenue- 
damage to automobile 126.70 

Robert Thompson, 720 E. 22nd street, 
12/l/'38, 7941 Yale avenue — damage to 
automobile 3.25 

The Barrett Company, 2800 S. Sacramento 
avenue, 2/2/'39, 2800 S. Sacramento 
avenue — damage to automobile 6.32 

John Burke, 39th street and Cicero ave- 
nue, 10/4/'38, 121 W. Monroe street — 
damage to automobile 8.50 

Robert Johnson, 4821 S. Lake Park ave- 
nue, l/27/'39, 59th and Halsted streets 
— damage to automobile 3.50 



Allowances of Sundry Refunds of Examination Fees. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims for refunds of 
examination fees (public motor vehicle operators), 
deferred and published April 26, 1939, page 85. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 



The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same being refunds of fees deposited 
for public motor vehicle operators' licenses which 
were not issued, and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 

Receipt 
Name Address Number Amount 

Thomas C. Snelling, 5516 N. 

Austin avenue 66655 $5.00 

Frank Pusateri 66632 5.00 

Therron Davis, 3928 South 

Parkway 66180 5.00 



Allowances of Sundry Refunds of Permit Fees. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims for refunds 
of permit fees, deferred and published April 26, 1939, 
page 86. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same being refunds of fees paid under 
permits named for the purposes indicated, and 
charge same to Account 36-S-3: 



Display of flowers and plants Nos. 

4076 and 15091 $ 12.00 



Name Address Permit Amount 

D. Stotarsky Northwest corner Stony Island 

and South Chicago avenues. 

E. C. Herbst 7600 S. Chicago avenue Installation of gasoline tank No. 

26489 20.00 

Garden City Engineering Co.. . 100 N. La Salle street Electrical inspection No. 520047. . . 155.90 



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Allowances of Sundry Refunds of Cash Bail and 
Court Costs. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims for refunds 
of cash bail and court costs, deferred and published 
April 26, 1939, page 86. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 



Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing-named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, being refunds of fines and costs and 
bail bonds in the Municipal Court, in accordance 
with the various reports of the City Comptroller 
attached hereto, and charge same to Account 
36-S-3: 



Name Address Character Amount 

Harry Gray 2701 N. Lawndale avenue. . .Bail bond — Case No. 3962626 $10.00 

Henry C. Hajek (Pyott Foun- 
dry & Machine Co.) . . 139 N. Clark street. Jury fees— Case No. 4052422 6.00 

Fred C. Ott, c/o Robert M. 

Woodward 33 N. La Salle street. Jury fees— Case No. 3575842 6.00 

Oscar Carlson 3222 N. Clifton avenue Fine and costs — Case No. 4083822. . 25.00 

William Le Roy, c/o Charles F. 

McCarter 30 N. La Salle street Fine and costs — Case No. 1615014 

(less $100.00 bail bond) 66.50 



Allowances of Refunds of Vehicle License Fees. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims for refunds 
of vehicle license fees, deferred and published April 
26, 1939, pages 86-87. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 



Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the fol- 
lowing named persons the amounts set opposite 
their names, same to be in full for claims for re- 
funds of vehicle license fees taken out in error or 
in duplicate, in accordance with the several reports 
of the License Bureau, attached hereto, and charge 
same to Account 236-M: 



Harry R. Walters 10318 

The Warfield Co 536 

Edmanson-Bock Catering Co. 2855 

J. B. Chapman 

Estate of Gustav A. J. Meyer, Deceased . 24 

National Cylinder Gas. Co 205 

A. J. Castle 6922 

L. J. Krakover 1357 

Wm. D. Baker 

Max Becker 4851 

Francis Otto Gustafson 2410 

H. R. McLaughlin 1400 

Mrs. D. R. McVicker 7956 

B. L. Rosing 6963 



Muskegon avenue . . . .Vehicle License No. 384213. 

W. Cermak road Vehicle License No. 508964. 

N. Halsted street Vehicle License Nos. 9405-f 

Detroit, Mich. .Vehicle License No. 75202. 

S. Jefferson street. . . .Vehicle License No. 136. 

W. Wacker drive Vehicle License No. 301240. 

S. Jeffery avenue Vehicle License No. 99311 

and 3699. 

E. 47th place Vehicle License No. 364229. 

South Bend, Indiana. .Vehicle License No. 73433. 
N. Christiana avenue . Vehicle License No. 1099. 
Lakeview avenue . . . .Vehicle License No. 185640. 

Lake Shore drive Vehicle License No. 371967. 

Union avenue Vehicle License No. 195435. 

Woodlawn avenue . . . .Vehicle License No. 189098. 



^ 8.00 
8.00 

96.00 
8.00 

16.00 
8.00 

24.00 
8.00 
8.00 

24.00 
8.00 
8.00 
8.00 
8.00 



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Allowances of Sundry Refunds of 90% of Special 
Assessments for Water Supply Pipes. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Coniinitlee on Finance on sundry claims for refunds 
of 90':; of special assessments for water supply pipes, 
deferred and published April 26, 1939, page 87. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the ordinance submitted therewith 
[printed in Pamphlet No. 1]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained b,y the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue vouchers in favor of the following-named 
persons in the amounts set opposite their names, 
same being refunds due under special assessment 
warrants for laying water pipe enumerated, in 
accordance with the report of the Board of Local 
, Improvements attached. These refunds are ordered 
issued under County Clerk's certificates of payment 
and duplicate special assessment receipts; and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from Ac- 
count 137-V-3, upon identification and proper 
power of attorney, from claimant when, from the 
surplus of the net income from the water rates 
there is in the City Treasury sufficient money there- 
for and when the Comptroller shall so certify: 

Warrant No. Name Amount 

43599 Julius Bark $ 68.83 

39865 James Bath 71.38 

41000 Mrs. C. S. Blackwell 123.70 

43599 John W. Brunt 14.71 

42377 James A. Calek 24.62 

44955 James A. Calek 19.05 

43599 William T. Clayton 78.62 

43599 William M. Cummins 29.38 

41258 J. Elliott 130.55 

48704 Ira Ferguson 180.34 

48957 Mary Doherty 71.46 

43599 Mrs. Carrie P. Fischer 29.38 

43599 E. Jacobson 14.66 

43599 G. J. Jacobson 14.71 

40463 Margaret A. B.Marbold.. . 434.21 

49541 F. W. Myrick 77.92 

43599 A. Parshall 29.38 

49629 A. F. Richter 45.29 

43599 Andrew Samuelson 87.13 

49540 J. E. Samuelson 79.80 

47480 A. John Sim 195.07 

42598 A. Wachowski 94.95 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage. 



Authorization for Cancellation of Sundry Warrants 
for Collection. 

On motion of Alderman Rowan the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Finance on sundry claims and orders 
for cancellation of warrants for collection, deferred 
and published April 26, 1939, page 87. 

Alderman Rowan moved to concur in said report 
and to pass the order submitted therewith. 

The motion prevailed and said order was passed by 

yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel warrants 
for collection as follows: 



Warrant No. 

F-18108 
D-28391 
B-17625 
A-11312 
B-20631 



Name 



Amount 



Swedish Covenant Hospital. .. .$19.50 
Roseland Swed. Baptist Church. 8.80 

Mantellate Sisters 5.00 

The Holland Home 5.00 

Marks Nathan Jewish Home... 11.00 



American Medical Assn., Inc.: Sidewalk Vault. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an ordinance for a grant of permission and authority 
to the American Medical Association, Incorporated, to 
construct, maintain and use a sidewalk vault, deferred 
and published April 26, 1939, pages 99-100. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance, with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation [printed in Pam- 
phlet No. 2]. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Smith, Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, Mc- 
Dermott, Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, 
Pacelli, Ropa, Sonnenschein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, 
Sobota, Sain, Kells, Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rosten- 
kowski, Zwiefka, Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, 
Cullerton, Brody, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, 
Young, Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 45. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained b,y the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority be 
and the same are hereby given and granted to the 
American Medical Association, Incorporated, a cor- 



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poration, its successors and assigns, to excavate for, 
construct, maintain and use a sidewalk vault on 
the north side of W. Grand avenue adjoining the 
northeast corner of N. Dearborn street. Said vault 
shall extend under the roadway of W. Grand ave- 
nue, when widened, a distance of eleven (11) feet 
and shall not exceed one hundred seventy-five 
(175) feet in length, outside dimensions. Said vault 
extended under the widened roadway of W. Grand 
avenue shall be constructed substantially as shown 
on blue print hereto attached, which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and authority herein 
granted shall cease and determine ten (10) years 
from and after the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or may be revoked at any time prior thereto 
by the Mayor in his discretion without the consent 
of the grantee herein named. This ordinance shall 
also be subject to amendment, modification or re- 
peal at any time without the consent of the said 
grantee and in case of such repeal all the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. In the event of the revocation, amendment, 
modification or repeal of the authority or privileges 
herein granted, or the termination by lapse of time, 
the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, or the exer- 
cise by the City Council of the powers above re- 
served, the grantee, by the filing of the written 
acceptance hereinafter provided for, shall be un- 
derstood as consenting that the city shall retain 
all money it shall have previously received under 
the provision of this ordinance from said grantee, 
said money to be considered and treated as com- 
pensation for the authority, permission and privi- 
leges enjoyed from the date of the passage of this 
ordinance until such action by the Mayor or City 
Council as the case may be. 

Section 3. At the expiration of this ordinance, 
the vault herein authorized shall be removed un- 
less the authority therefor is renewed. If said 
vault shall be removed the space where the same 
shall have been located shall be filled up and the 
pavement over the same restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the street in the same 
block to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, at the sole expense of the grantee 
herein, without cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided that in the 
event the said grantee shall refuse or neglect to 
fill up said vault when so ordered to do, and to 
restore the pavement over said space, said work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago and the cost 
thereof charged to the grantee herein. Said grantee 
shall do no permanent injury to the said street or 
in any way interfere with any public cable, wire, 
pipe or conduit therein, and shall not open or 
incumber more of said street than shall be neces- 
sary to enable it to proceed with advantage in 
excavating said vault and constructing foundations 
and walls. No permit shall be issued allowing any 
work to be done in and about the construction of 
said vault until plans and specifications of the same 
shall have been submitted to and approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works. A copy of said 
plans shall at all times remain on file in the office 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee agrees to pay to 
the City of Chicago as compensation for said vault 
the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per an- 
num, payable annually, in advance, the first pay- 
ment to be made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and each succeeding payment an- 
nually thereafter; provided, that if default is made 
in the payment of any of the installments of com- 
pensation herein provided for, the privileges here- 



in granted may be terminated under the powers 
reserved to the Mayor or City Council by Section 
2 hereof, and thereupon this ordinance shall become 
null and void. Any termination by the city for 
default in payment of compensation, as provided 
for by this section, shall not release the grantee 
from liability for the compensation due up to and 
including the date of such termination. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordinance the 
grantee herein, its successors or assigns, shall at 
all times keep the surface of the street over the 
said vault in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and safe for public 
travel. 

Section 6. No work shall be done under the 
authority of this ordinance until a permit author- 
izing same shall have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Compensation and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, conditioned 
upon the faithful observance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance, and conditioned further to indemnify, 
keep and save harmless the City of Chicago against 
all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and ex- 
penses which may in any way come against said 
city in consequence of the granting of this ordi- 
nance, or which may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said city from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges herein granted shall be termi- 
nated, but the grantee herein shall, nevertheless, 
remain liable to the City of Chicago for the com- 
pensation due until the expiration or repeal of this 
ordinance. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage; provided the 
said grantee shall file its written acceptance of 
this ordinance and the bond hereinabove provided 
for with the City Clerk within sixty (60) days after 
the passage and approval hereof. 



Rev. John P. and Nora Doran: Driveway. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for the issuance of a permit to Rev. John P. 
Doran and Nora Doran to construct and maintain a 
driveway, deferred and published April 26, 1939, page 
100. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Rev. John P. and Nora Doran to construct and 
maintain one driveway across the sidewalk, 20 feet 
wide, on E. 91st street, approximately 70 feet west 
of S. Harper avenue, at the northwest corner of E. 
91st street and S. Harper avenue; said permit to be 
issued and the work therein authorized to be done 
in accordance with the ordinances of the City of 



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Chicafio fiovorning the construction and mainte- 
nance of driveways. 



Michael T. Hayes: Driveways. 

On motion of Aldciman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for the issuance of a permit to Michael T. 
Hayes to construct and maintain two driveways, de- 
ferred and published April 26, 1939, page 100. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed; 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Michael T. Hayes to construct and maintain two 
driveways across the sidewalk, 40 feet wide, in 
front of the premises known as Nos. 3315-3325 S. 
Parnell avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 
(These driveways are in addition to the present 
driveways.) 



Edwin Peterson: Driveway. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for the issuance of a permit to Edwin Peter- 
son to construct and maintain a driveway, deferred 
^nd published April 26, 1939, page 100. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edwin Peterson to construct and maintain one 
driveway across the sidewalk, 27 feet wide, in front 
of the premises known as No. 4456 W. Montana 
street; said permit to be issued and the work there- 
in authorized to be done in accordance with the 
ordinances of the City of Chicago governing the 
construction and maintenance of driveways. 



Stearns Lime & Stone Co.: Driveways. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for the issuance of a permit to Stearns Lime 
& Stone Company to construct and maintain six drive- 
ways, deferred and published April 26, 1939, page 
100-101. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Stearns Lime & Stone Company to construct and 



maintain six driveways across the sidewalk, four 
20 feet wide and two 12 feet wide, adjoining the 
premises known as the southwest corner of W. 27th 
and S. Halsted streets; said permit to be issued and 
the work therein authorized to be done in accord- 
ance with the ordinances of the City of Chicago 
governing the construction and maintenance o) 
driveways. 



Department of Streets and Electricity: Driveway. 

On motion of Alderman Hartnett the City Council 
thereupon took up for consideration the report of the 
Committee on Local Industries, Streets and Alleys on 
an order for the issuance of a permit to the Depart- 
ment of Streets and Electricity to construct and main- 
tain a driveway, deferred and published April 26, 
1939, page 101. 

Alderman Hartnett moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
the Department of Streets and Electricity to con- 
struct and maintain a 24-foot driveway across the 
sidewalk at the site of the new 38th Ward Office 
and Garage Building located at Nos. 2817-2827 N. 
Natoma avenue; said permit to be issued and the 
work therein authorized to be done in accordance 
with the ordinances of the City of Chicago govern- 
ing the construction and maintenance of driveways. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 



Reconsideration. 

St. Ailbe's Rectory: Free Installation of a Water 

Service Pipe. 

Alderman Rowan moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the City Council at its last preceding regular 
meeting passed an ordinance authorizing the free in- 
stallation of a water service pipe for St. Ailbe's Rec- 
tory, as is noted on page 121 of the Journal of the 
Proceedings of April 26, 1939. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Rowan moved to place said ordinance on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. ' 



Reconsideration. 

Direction to Close a Portion of S. Burley Av. to Traffic 

and to Erect a Temporary Stand. 

Alderman Rowan moved to reconsider the vote by 
v/hich the City Council at its last preceding regular 
meeting passed an order directing the closing of a 
portion of S. Burley avenue to traffic and the erection 
of a temporary stand, as is noted on page 121 of the 
Journal of the Proceedings of April 26, 1939. 



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The motion prevailed. ' ■ ■ , 

Alderman Rowan moved to place said order on file. 
The motion prevailed. 



I 



Reconsideration. 
Classification of City Retailers of Alcoholic Liquor. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the City Council at its last preceding regular 
meeting passed an order directing the closing of a 
City retailers of alcoholic liquor, as is noted on page 
131 of the Journal of the Proceedings of April 26, 1939. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Orlikoski moved to refer said ordinance 
to the Committee on License. 

The motion prevailed. 



Reconsideration. 
Prohibition against Parking at No. 522 W. Deming PI. 

Alderman Grealis moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the City Council at its last preceding regular 
meeting passed an ordinance to prohibit parking at 
all times at No. 522 W. Deming place, as is noted on 
page 138 of the Journal of the Proceedings of April 
26, 1939. 

The motion prevailed. 

Alderman Grealis moved to place said ordinance on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 



Expression of Appreciation to the Mayor for the Set- 
tlement of a Strike of Truck Drivers at 
Wieboldt's Department Stores. 

Alderman Rowan moved that the City Council ex- 
press to Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, its con- 
gratulations and commendation for the successful 
efforts put forth by him in conferences with Mr. Elmer 
Wieboldt, President of Wieboldt Stores, Incorporated, 
and with Mr. Leslie P. Goudie, President of the Dis- 
trict Council of the Teamsters, Chauffeurs and Stable- 
men's Union, to settle the strike of truck drivers at 
Wieboldt's Department Stores. 

The motion being put by Alderman Bowler, Presi- 
dent Pro Tem. of the Council, it was carried by a 
unanimous vote. 

In reply, the Mayor stated that he appreciated the 
expression of good will by the City Council, but that 
his task had been made easier by the preliminary 
work previously accomplished by Alderman Rowan 
and his Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations, 
and that he appreciated the spirit of cooperation 
shown by Mr. Wieboldt and Mr. Goudie in effecting 
the settlement. 



Direction for Submission of an Opinion as to the 
Legality of Expenditures in Excess of Appropri- 
ations (Board of Election Commissioners and 
Municipal Court). 

On motion of Alderman Bowler it was ordered that 
the Corporation Counsel submit to the City Council 
an opinion as to the legal authority of the Board of 
Election Commissioners, and of the Chief Justice, 
Clerk and Bailiff of the Municipal Court of Chicago, 
to make expenditures or to incur liabilities in excess 
of the amounts appropriated for their respective offices 
by the City Council. 



Direction for Submission of an Opinion as to the Lia- 
bility of the City of Chicago for Expenses in 
Connection with the Holding of the Judicial 
Election to be Held in June, 1939. 

On motion of Alderman Bowler it was ordered that 
the Corporation Counsel submit to the City Council an 
opinion as to whether the City of Chicago is legally 
chargeable with any expense in connection with the 
holding of the judicial election to be held on June 
6, 1939. 



Suggestion for the Imposition of a Charge for Inspec- 
tions Made by the Board of Health in the 
Chicago Milk Supply Area. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, suggested to 
the Council that additional revenue for the City of 
Chicago could be obtained by imposing a charge for 
inspections made by the Board of Health at the re- 
quest of farmers and others who desire to supply 
milk to the Chicago market. 

On motion of Alderman Bowler the Committee on 
Finance was directed to give consideration to the mat- 
ter. 



Presentation of Students of St. Mary of Perpetual 
Help High School. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the 
Council's attention to the presence in the gallery of 
seventy-six students of St. Mary of Perpetual Help 
High School accompanied by Sisters Mary Leonia, 
Mary Sylvina and Mary Generose. 

The Mayor commended the students and their 
teachers for the interest in civic affairs displayed by 
them, as was evidenced by their attendance at the 
Council meeting. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Thereupon Alderman Bowler moved that the City 
Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the City Council stood 
adjourned to meet in regular meeting (under the pro- 
visions of Section 12 of the Revised Chicago Code of 
1931) on Wednesday, May 10, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock 
P. M. 





City Clerk. 



ISR JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO May 3, 1939 



MAY 91939 



COPY 

Journal of the Proceedings 

OF THE 

CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Wednesday, May 10, 1939 



at 2:00 O'CLOCK P.M. 



(Council Chamber, City Hall) 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 



Present — Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, and 
Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, Smith, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, D'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 

jPorten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Meyer, Young, 

[Hilburn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn. 

Absent — Aldermen Kenna, Daley, Connelly, Pacelli 
[and Ropa. 

On motions of Aldermen Bowler and Hartnett, it 
I was ordered that the record show that Aldermen 
JKenna, Connelly and Ropa were absent on account of 
I illness. 



Call to Order. 



On Wednesday, May 10, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M. 
I (the day and hour appointed for the meeting) Honor- 
[able Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, called the City Council 
to order. 



Quorum. 

The City Clerk called the roll of members and there 
was found to be 

A quorum present 



Invocation. 

Rev. Bartholomew A. James, Rector of St. Paul's 
Reformed Episcopal Church, opened the meeting with 
prayer. 



JOURNAL (May 3, 1939). 



The City Clerk submitted in printed form the record 
of the proceedings of the regular meeting held on 
Wednesday, May 3, 1939, at 2:00 o'clock P. M., signed 
by him as such City Clerk. 

Alderman Kacena moved to approve said printed 
record as the Journal of the Proceedings of said meet- 
ing, and to dispense with the reading thereof. 



The motion prevailed. 



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May 10, 1939 



REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM 
CITY OFFICERS. 



MAYOR. 



Report of Examination of Public Pension Funds by the 
State Department of Insurance. 

Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, submitted the 
following communication, which was, together with 
the communication' and report transmitted therewith, 
referred to the Committee on Finance: 

Office of the Mayor,| 
Chicago, May 10, 1939. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Herewith I transmit for your con- 
sideration a communication dated May 9, 1939 from 
Roy L. Davis, Assistant Director of the Department 
of Insurance of the State of Illinois, together with 
"Report of Examination of Public Pension Funds." 



Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



The following is the communication transmitted 
with the foregoing communication of the Mayor: 

Department of Insurance, 
Springfield, May 9, 1939. 

Hon. Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, City of Chicago, 
Chicago, Illinois: 

Subject: An Act empowering the Director of Trade 
and Commerce to examine and report upon cer- 
tain benefit funds. Approved July 6, 1927. 

Dear Sir — Under an Act approved June 30, 1933, 
creating the Department of Insurance, the powers 
and duties of the Director of Trade and Commerce 
were transferred to the Director of Insurance. 

In compliance with the provisions of the above 
mentioned Act a report was compiled by examiners 
of this Department and is being forwarded to you 
under separate cover for transmittal to the City 
Council. 

Section IV of the report shows the financial con- 
dition of the following funds operating on the Stip- 
ulated Annuity Plan: 

Public School Teachers' Pension and Retire- 
ment Fund of Chicago. 

Public Library Employees' Pension Fund of 
Chicago. 

House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund 
of Chicago. 

Section V of the report shows the financial con- 
dition of the following funds operating on the 
Allocation Reserve Plan: 

Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chi- 
cago. 

Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chi- 
cago. 

Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit 
Fund of Chicago. 



Municipal Court and Law Department Em- 
ployees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago. 

Park Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of 
Chicago. 

Park Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund 
of Chicago. 

Laborers and Retirement Board Employees' 
Annuity and. Benefit Fund of Chicago. 

Board of Election Commissioners' Employees' 
Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago. 

Legislative recommendations regarding the vari- 
ous Acts under which these funds operate may be 
found in Section IX of this report. 

If further information regarding these funds or 
this report of examination is desired, kindly direct 
your inquiry to the Department of Insurance, 175 
West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. 

Very truly yours. 



(Signed) 



Ernest Palmer, 

Director. 

By: Roy L. Davis, 
Assistant Director. 



CITY CLERK. 



Report of Acceptances and Bonds Filed. 

The City Clerk submitted the following report, 
which was ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the City Clerk,) 
Chicago, May 10, 1939.] 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the provisions 
of the Revised Chicago Code of 1931, I hereby make 
report of acceptances and bonds filed in this office: 

Industrial Sugars Corp.: assignment from The 
Fleischmann Co. and new bond under ordinance 
of June 29, 1922, switch track; filed May 8, 1939; 

Michigan Square Building Corp.: acceptance 
and bond, ordinance passed February 23, 1939, 
elevated sidewalk; filed March 27, 1939; 

318 Adams Building, Inc.: acceptance and 
bond, ordinance passed February 23, 1939, orna- 
mental clock; filed March 29, 1939. 



Respectfully yours, 



(Signed) 



LUDWIG D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Report of Newspaper Publications of Ordinances. 

The City Clerk submitted the following communi- 
cation, which was ordered published and placed on 
file: 

Office of the City Clerk,) 
Chicago, May 10, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — You are hereby advised that the 
ordinances listed below, passed April 26, 1939 
(appearing in the Journal of the Proceedings on the 
respective pages noted), were officially published 



May 10, 1939 



COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



189 



in the Chicago Journal of Commerce on Monday, 
May 8, 1939: 

1. Allowance of a variation from the require- 
ments of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance as to the 
premises known as Nos. 2500-2506 W. Chicago 
avenue (pp. 89-90). 

2. Elimination of a limitation on parking priv- 
ileges on E. Erie street (both sides), from N. 
Michigan avenue to N. Fairbanks court (p. 135). 

3. Prohibitions against peddling in the follow- 
ing districts: 

S. Millard avenue, S. Cicero avenue, W. 59th 
street and W. 67th street (p. 122) ; 

All territory within the confines of the 47th 
Ward, excepting the district bounded by W. 
Byron street, N. Ravenswood avenue, W. Addi- 
son street and N. Damen avenue (p. 141). 

4. Establishment of loading zones at the fol- 
lowing locations: 

No. 58 E. 9th street (pp. 114-115); 

Nos. 1409-1411 W. Lunt avenue (pp. 143-4). 

5. Limitations of parking privileges on the 
following streets: 

W. Wacker drive (lower level) (northerly 
roadway along the Chicago River), between 
N. Franklin and N. Wells streets (1-hour 
periods) (p. 115) ; 

N. Lincoln avenue (both sides), between W. 
Grace street and W. Berteau avenue (90-min- 
ute periods) (p. 142); 

W. Irving Park road (both sides), between 
N. Ravenswood and N. Hoyne avenues (90- 
minute periods) (p. 142); 

N. Damen avenue (both sides), between N. 
Belle Plaine avenue and W. Byron street (90- 
minute periods) (p. 142); 

Nos. 2125-2133 W. Howard street (90-min- 
ute periods) (p. 143). 

6. Speed limitations for vehicles on the fol- 
lowing streets: 

W. 120th street, between S. Normal avenue 
and S. Halsted street (25 miles per hour) (p. 
118); 

W. 123rd street, between S. State and S. 
Halsted streets (25 miles per hour) (p. 118); 

S. Dante avenue, between E. 87th and E. 91st 
streets (20 miles per hour) (p. 120) ; 

W. Peterson avenue, between N. Cicero ave- 
nue and N. Pulaski road (30 miles per hour) 
(p. 133); 

W. Pratt avenue, between N. Olcott and N. 
Oliphant avenues (25 miles per hour) (p. 134) ; 

W. Greenleaf and W. Estes avenues, between 
N. Glenwood and N. Sheridan road (20 miles 
per hour) (p. 143). 

7. Prohibitions against the parking of vehicles 
at all times, at the following locations: 

S. Market street (east side), from W. Monroe 
street to 40 feet north thereof (p. 114) ; 

Nos. 3410-3412 S. Cottage Grove avenue (p. 
116); 



No. 6650 S. Blackstone avenue (p. 117); 

No. 6418 S. Vernon avenue (p. 117) ; 

S. Halsted street (east side), from W. 77th 
street to 100 feet north thereof (p. 124) ; 

No. 1256 S. Kedvale avenue (p. 127); 

No. 4134 W. 13th street (p. 127) ; 

Nos. 1400-1408 W. Chicago avenue (p. 127); 

Nos. 212-214 S. Western avenue (p. 129); 

Nos. 1235-1285 W. North avenue (p. 130) ; 

No. 100 E. Ohio street (p. 136); 

E. Ohio street (north side) from 50 feet east 
of N. Michigan avenue to 60 feet east thereof 
(p. 136); 

No. 1012 N. Rush street (p. 136); 

Nos. 101-105 E. Walton street (p. 137) ; 

E. Scott street (south side) for a distance of 
136 feet from Lake Shore drive to N. Stone 
street (p. 138); 

N. Stone street (east side), from E. Scott 
street to 212 feet south thereof (p. 138); 

W. Deming place (south side) for a distance 
of 100 feet from N. Lake View avenue (p. 139) ; 

No. 2540 N. Lake View avenue (p. 139) ; 

No. 3155 N. Pine Grove avenue (p. 139); 

Nos. 3629-3631 N. Halsted street (p. 140) ; 

No. 6256 N. Winthrop avenue (p. 144). 

Respectfully yours, 

(Signed) Ludwig D. Schreiber, 

City Clerk. 



Designation of the Period May 13-21, 1939 as "Chicago 
Home Show Week". 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 



Office of the Mayor 
Chicago, May 4, 1939 



:} 



A Proclamation 



Whereas, better housing is fundamental to the 
progress of our city and nation; and 

Whereas, the National House and Garden Exposi- 
tion, dedicated to better housing for our people, will 
be held here May 13 to 21, 1939, at the- Chicago 
Coliseum; and 

Whereas, this exposition of home making prod- 
ucts, home planning, home modernization and home 
beautification will help to increase the interest of 
home owners and prospective home builders in 
modern methods of design, financing and construc- 
tion; and 

Whereas, as a civic institution, the exposition will 
contribute to Chicago's advancement as a great 
home city and will further stimulate citizen re- 
sponsibility in making our city the most beautiful 
in the entire country; 



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Now, therefore, I designate the period of May 13 
to 21, 19:59, as Chicago Home Show Week, and urge 
all citi/.ons desiring to cooperate in the cause of 
better housing to take advantage of the opportunity 
to visit this house and garden exposition. 

Dated this third of May, A. D., 1939. 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



Designation of the Period May 21-27, 1939 as "Foreign 
Trade Week in Chicago". 

The City Clerk presented the following proclama- 
tion of Honorable Edward J. Kelly, Mayor, which was 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,) 
Chicago, May 8, 1939.1 

A Proclamation 

Whereas, the foreign trade of Chicago continues 
to represent a highly important factor in our total 
business activity; and 

Whereas, the economic and political develop- 
ments of the past few years call for a more general 
understanding of the importance of our interna- 
tional commerce on the part of the citizenry; and 

Whereas, the number of companies in Chicago 
which are engaging in exporting and importing is 
increasing year by year; 

Now, therefore, I proclaim the period of May 21 
to 27, 1939, inclusive, as Foreign Trade Week in 
Chicago, which period conforms to similar obser- 
vances throughout the nation. 

Signed this 5th day of May, A. D., 1939. 



(Signed) 



Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 



In the Matter of Transfers of Funds in Appropriations 

from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund within and among 

Specified Projects Included under Federal 

Project III. 1909-F. 

The City Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion, which was ordered published and placed on file: 

State of Illinois,! 
Department of Public Works and Buildings, 

Division of Highways, 
Springfield, May 9, 1939. J 
City— M. F. T. 
Chicago 
Improvement Resolution 

Mr. Ludwig D. Schreiher, City Clerk, Chicago, 
Illinois: 

Dear Sir — This will acknowledge receipt of the' 
ordinance passed by the City Council on April 26, 
1939, authorizing the City Comptroller and the City 
Treasurer to make transfers of appropriations and 
funds within and amongst the projects included 
under Federal Project Illinois No. 1909-F, as and 
when requested by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The above ordinance requires no formal action 
by this Department. 



All requests for transfers of funds should be sub- 
mitted to this Department for approval. 

Very truly yours, 

Geo. H. Baker, 
Engineer of County Roads 

and City Streets. 



(Signed) 



Permission for the Holding of an Open Air Art Fair 
on E. and W. Wacker Drive. 

The City Clerk presented an order to direct that a 
permit be issued for the use of the north sidewalk of 
E. and W. Wacker drive extending westward from 
N. Michigan avenue for an open-air art fair. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said order without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Bowler moved to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is said order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public Works 
be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue, 
without fee or compensation, a permit for the use 
of the north sidewalk of E. and W. Wacker drive, 
extending westward from N. Michigan avenue, from 
May 20, 1939 to October 31, 1939, for an open-air 
Art Fair, providing sidewalk traffic is not inter- 
fered with unnecessarily. 



Request for Endorsement of Proposed Federal Legisla- 
tion for Amendment of the U. S. Housing Act of 
1937 to Authorize Additional Funds for Loans 
and Annual Contributions, 

The City Clerk presented a communication from the 
Housing Legislation Information Office requesting the 
City Council to endorse proposed Federal legislation 
for amendment of the United States Housing Act of 
1938 to authorize additional funds for loans and an- 
nual contributions, which was, together with attached 
documents. 

Referred to the Committee on Housing. 



Requests for and Consents to a Change in the Name of 
N. and S. Pulaski Road to "N. and S. Crawford Av." 

The City Clerk presented a communication from 
Crawford Avenue Association transmitting nineteen 
petitions of the owners of property along the line of 
N. and S. Pulaski road consenting to and requesting a 
change in the name of N. and S. Pulaski road to "N. 
and S. Crawford avenue", which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Industries, 
Streets and Alleys. 



Illinois Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: 
Proposed Tag Day. 

The City Clerk presented two communications from 
the Illinois Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade 
requesting permission to conduct a tag day on June 3 
and June 4 for the benefit of Chicago disabled war 
veterans who took part in the Spanish Civil War, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Claims of Robert Allen Chapman and Angelo Lantero. 

The City Clerk presented claims of Robert Allen 
Chapman and Angelo Lantero for refunds of license 
fees, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



DEPARTMENT OF LAW. 



Proposed Licensing and Regulation of Archery Ranges. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was, together with the ordinance transmitted there- 
with, referred to the Committee on License: 

Department of Law,| 
Chicago, May 10, 1939.J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — For the consideration of your hon- 
orable body, we transmit herewith form of ordi- 
nance for regulating and licensing archery ranges. 
The amount of the license fee has not been inserted 
therein. 

The preparation and submission of this ordinance 
has been suggested to us by litigation which we 
have recently conducted for the Department of 
Buildings in its efforts to control the location and 
regulate the use of an archery range which was 
operated for some time under a court injunction in 
a thickly populated section of the city against the 
objections of adjoining property-owners. It is to be 
observed that unless regulated, an archery range 
located on a congested thoroughfare in a populated 
neighborhood might prove to be hazardous to 
pedestrians, motorists and adjoining property- 
owners. 

Very truly yours. 



Martin H. Foss, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



(Signed) 

Approved : 

(Signed) Barnet Hodes, 

Corporation Counsel. 



In the Matter of Legislation Affecting the City of Chi- 
cago Introduced in the 61st General Assembly. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Corporation Counsel, which 
was ordered published and referred to the Committee 
on Judiciary and State Legislation: 



Department of Law 
Chicago, April 28, 1939 



:! 



To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Supplementing our report of bills 
presented at the current session of the General 
Assembly which included all bills presented up to 
March 23, 1939 we herewith present a report of all 
bills introduced since that date and up to and in- 
cluding April 20, 1939 which we deem to be of 
interest to the City Council or other officers of the 
city: 



Senate Bills 

S. B. 260. Amends section 1 of an Act re- 
quiring cities, villages and incorporated towns to 
submit ordinances authorizing issuance of bonds 
to referendum. Requires the issue of corporate 
bonds for the payment of which a direct annual 
tax upon all taxable property is levied or is re- 
quired to be levied in pursuance to the Consti- 
tution of this State (except bonds to refund any 
existing bonded indebtedness and judgment in- 
debtedness) to be submitted to referendum. 
Repeals bond issues now excepted from the Act. 
(our bill) 

S. B. 262. Amends sections 10 and 12 of the 
Cities Civil Service Act. Provides that laborers 
who have previously been in the service and were 
removed because their services were no longer 
required, shall be preferred, and be reinstated 
before other laborers are given positions, prefer- 
ence being given to those who have had the 
longest term of service. 

S. B. 264. Authorizes the organization of 
public service building corporations to acquire, 
construct, alter, renovate, demolish and rebuild, 
maintain and operate lands and improvements 
for the purpose of effecting the eradication of 
slum and blight areas and the concomitant devo- 
tion of such areas to their highest and best land 
use consonant with those restrictions upon use 
and enjoyment as prescribed in this Act. Provides 
that the business and conduct of the public serv- 
ice building corporations and the fulfillment of 
their charter purposes is subject to the supervi- 
sion and control of the State Housing Board. Sets 
forth in detail the method of organizing such 
corporations, their powers and duties. Gives such 
corporations the power of eminent domain. Same 
as H. B. 604 and H. B. 759 and S. B. 376. 

S. B. 265. Companion bill to above. 

S. B. 266. Amends section 11 of Article VI of 
the Alcoholic Liquor Law. Prohibits sale of 
alcoholic liquor in any park belonging to or un- 
der the control of the state or any political sub- 
division thereof. Permits the sale of beer in any 
building belonging to or under the control of any 
city, village or incorporated town and not located 
in any park, where more than 75% of the physical 
properties of such building is used for commercial 
or recreational purposes, (our bill) 

S. B. 267. Amends sections 9 and 10 and 
repeals sections 12 and 65 of the Chicago Munici- 
pal Court Act. Provides that city council shall 
divide city of Chicago into 12 municipal court 
districts according to population. The first divi- 
sion shall be made as soon as possible after the 
1940 Federal census for Chicago is available 
and every ten years thereafter. One associate 
judge is to be elected from each district at each 
election every two years for six year terms. Chief 
Justice elected from city at large. Each judge so 
elected must be a resident of the district from 
which he is elected, for at least two years imme- 
diately prior to the date of election. Referendum. 

S. B. 290. Adds section 95a to Article V of 
the Cities and Villages Act. Authorizes cities and 
villages to direct the location of, and to tax, 
license and regulate all places of business of ven- 
dors of parts and accessories of second-hand 
motor vehicles. 

S. B. 296. Amends section 89 of the Local 
Improvements Act. Provides that all vouchers 



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and bonds received in payment of special assess- 
nu'nls, whore the amount equals or is less than 
the asscvsKment shall be cancelled by the officer 
receivinfi the same. Provides that where the 
amount of the assessment is less than the amount 
of tlie bond, a notation shall be made on the face 
of sucii bond crediting such assessment. Similar 
to,H. B. 567. 

S. B. 301. Authorizes the Chicago Park Dis- 
trict to incur debts and issue bonds up to $6,000,- 
000 for the purchase of real estate, rights and 
other property required for parkways, drive- 
ways, boulevards, and for enlarging and improv- 
ing parks, bridges, subways, etc., under the 
control of the district. Provides that no more 
than $3,000,000 in bonds shall be sold in 1939. 
Sets out form of bonds, interest rate, etc. Pro- 
vides for a direct tax to create a fund to pay the 
bonds and interest. Emergency. 

S. B. 302. Amends section 1 of "An Act to 
enable cities and villages to establish and main- 
tain public tuberculosis sanitariums." Provides 
for a permanent pegged levy of three millions 
annually in cities and villages of more than 200,- 
000 population. Makes such tax rate retrospec- 
tive for 1939 and authorizes supplemental or 
additional levies notwithstanding that the annual 
appropriation ordinances and tax levy may have 
been adopted previously by any such city or 
village. 

S. B. 303 to 309. A series of bills re relief of 
needy persons; provides for $3,900,000 for months 
of May and June, 1939 and $5,000,000 per month 
thereafter until July 1, 1941; extends 3% Sale 
Tax and 3% Public Utility Tax until July 1, 1941. 

S. B. 312. Similar to S. B. 208 heretofore 
reported. 

S. B. 314. Fixes liability of sureties on bonds 
given to secure deposits of public funds and the 
liability of treasurer or custodian of such public 
funds. Repeals Act in relation to liability of 
treasurer or custodian of public funds and the 
enforcement thereof. 

S. B. 318. Adds section 55e to Public Utilities 
Act. Provides that, notwithstanding provisions 
of sections 49a and 55 of said Act, no public util- 
ity shall establish or maintain any poles, cables, 
wires, tracks, conduits, or other equipment in, 
on, over or under any public street or public place 
within any city or use any such part of any city, 
for any purpose, except under the authority of, 
and during the period prescribed in a license or 
permit obtained from the city council of such 
city. City may require any public utility so using 
or occupying such streets or places to cease such 
use and occupancy and remove its properties 
from any such street or place upon; (1) the ter- 
mination of any such permit; (2) at any time 
after such termination; or (3) whenever a pub- 
lic utility is using or occupying any such streets 
or places without a license or permit. Provi- 
sions of this section may be enforced by a city 
or by not less than ten residents thereof in any 
court of competent jurisdiction. 

S. B. 321. Provides a method of filing objec- 
tions to local option petitions under the Alcoholic 
Liquor Act. No provision now in statute. 

S. B. 325. Amends peg levy law for Board of 
Education passed earlier in this session raises 
amount from $48,000,000.00 to $52,000,000.00. 



S. B. 326. Amends sections 152, 153, 154, 155, 
155a, 157, L58, 159, 160, 161 and 189y2 of School 
law. Provides that in cities having a population 
exceeding 500,000 there shall be elected two 
members to the board of trustees, on the last 
school day of the second week of the month of 
November, for the administration of the public 
school teachers' pension and retirement fund, 
which members shall be members of the teaching 
force who are contributing to said fund; removes 
jurisdiction of the board of education to hold such 
election; provides that those candidates who re- 
ceive highest number of votes, if such number 
is equal to or greater than a majority of all the 
ballots cast at the Primary election shall be 
elected trustee. Requires the polling place to 
be in public schools of such city or such other 
place as shall be designated by the board of 
trustees. Provides the tax for such fund shall 
be 8/10 of a mill in the year 1939 and the year 
1940, and years thereafter shall be 1.6 mills on 
each dollar of assessed valuation on the taxable 
property in such city. Requires the teachers who 
have taught in public schools in the United States 
outside of such city upon entering the service 
of the board of education for the first time shall 
within five years after assignment submit to the 
Board of Trustees evidence attesting and approv- 
ing such service, which evidence shall be the basis 
for placing such teachers in the proper groups 
provided by this Act. Unless evidence is pre- 
sented within such time such service shall not 
be counted. Provides that time spent as a play 
ground instructor in public play grounds, control 
of which has been transferred from city to board 
of education or time spent on sabbatical leave for 
which time pay was given said teacher shall be 
counted. Provides that where teacher makes con- 
tribution for such sabbatical leave interest at the 
rate of four per cent per annum shall be added 
from the date of expiration of such leave to the 
time of such contribution. Provides, further, that 
where a teacher who has been admitted to the 
fund after teaching in some other city, shall de- 
sire to make payments such payments shall be 
made plus interest at the rate of four per cent 
per annum from the end of each year of service 
outside said city to the date of payment, payment 
for such service to be computed as if the service 
immediately preceding the date of assignment to 
the schools of such city; provides method of com- 
puting rate of payment to fund where contribu- 
tor is retired from active service because of at- 
tained age and has at the time of such retirement 
less than 25 years of active service within the 
meaning of this Act. Requires secretary of board 
of education, at least once each year, to transmit 
to the Board of Trustees of such pension fund a 
list of teachers in service showing time of serv- 
ice and amount of deduction from salary for each 
teacher since last previous report. Provides that 
where contributor to fund dies while in active 
service without having received pension of an- 
nuity from such fund his estate shall be paid 4/5 
of the money paid to such fund by such contribu- 
tor unless such contributor shall have directed 
in writing under oath and filed with the Board 
of Trustees his statement that such refund shall 
be paid to a definite named beneficiary in which 
case the refund shall be paid to such beneficiary; 
in the event such contributor shall have died be- 
fore receiving 4/5 of the money paid in the bal- 
ance up to 4/5 may be paid as above. 



S. B. 343-344. Companion bills to S. B. 184 
heretofore reported. 



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S. B. 352. Authorizes school boards to provide 
for physically handicapped children. Defines 
"physically handicapped children" as children of 
sound mind between the ages of 5 and 21 years 
in grades one to twelve inclusive who are crip- 
pled, deformed in body or limb, or cardiopathic 
and who require for their education an expendi- 
ture in excess of the cost of educating normal 
children, but shall not include children defective 
in vision and hearing. Defines "school board," 
"excess cost" and "special class." Any such chil- 
dren to be educated in the regular elementary 
or high schools, in special classes or schools or in 
homes, in their own or other school districts. 
School boards to furnish transportation for such 
children to regular schools or special classes or 
schools, either within or without their own dis- 
tricts. Any such special class or school must have 
the approval of the Superintendent of Public In- 
struction before being established and must meet 
standards prescribed by said Superintendent. In- 
dividual instruction in home to be granted only 
in exceptional cases where transportation to a 
class or school with safety and comfort is im- 
practical. Every school board in which any such 
children are educated shall appropriate and set 
aside annually a sum equal to the total per capita 
cost of educating a like number of normal chil- 
dren to be known as "Physically Handicapped 
Children's Instruction Fund." Costs of trans- 
portation of any such children not to exceed $125 
per year. A school district in which any such 
child resides, who attends a special class or school 
in another district, shall pay such other district 
the excess cost of educating such child. If it be 
to the advantage of any such child to provide 
board and lodging for living in another district 
such may be provided in lieu of transportation. 
Any district which pays for any such transporta- 
tion or board and lodging shall be reimbursed 
by the State in an amount equal to the sum of 
the per capita cost of educating a normal child 
in its district and the difference between $300 
and the cost of transporting any such children 
attending a special class or school in another dis- 
trict. Non-high school boards to pay tuition for 
educating any such children, to high school dis- 
tricts wherein they attend. Teachers of such 
special classes or schools to hold teacher's certifi- 
cates and in addition thereto have such special 
training as the board or Superintendent of Pub- 
lic Instruction may require. School boards to 
certify costs of educating such children to county 
superintendents on or before August 1st, such 
superintendents to report such claims to the Su- 
perintendent of Public Instruction on or before 
August 15th of each year. Aggregate excess cost 
of educating such children shall not exceed $300 
per annum and shall be a charge against the 
State. Superintendent of Public Instruction shall 
prepare and certify to the Auditor of Public Ac- 
counts not later than September 15th of each 
year the sums due the various school districts 
for such excess cost and the Auditor shall draw 
warrants on the State Treasurer for such sums 
on or before October 1st of each year. Appro- 
priates $25,000 to the Superintendent of Public 
Instruction for the administration of this Act. Act 
not to be considered as repealing or amending 
Act providing for licensing and supervision of 
child welfare agencies and family homes. Re- 
peals Act which provides for establishing and 
maintaining classes and schools for crippled chil- 
dren. 



S. B. 353. 
text books. 



Pegs School Board levy for free 



S. B. 354. Reported as H. B. 100. 

S. B. 355. Prohibits the employment of aliens 
by the State, political subdivisions thereof and 
municipal corporations therein. The Act does not 
apply to those now already employed. Penalties. 

S. B. 371. Somewhat like S. B. 52 heretofore 
reported, limits lien to hospitals. 

S. B. 376. Reported as S. B. 264. 

S. B. 385. Amends section 33B of the Local 
Improvements Act. Provides that whenever a 
road or street or any portion thereof is con- 
structed by the United States or any agency 
thereof jointly with any city, village or town, 
such city, village or town may consider, accept 
and use the amount estimated by the Federal 
Government to be its or their portion as the cost 
of construction, as a part or all of the city, village 
or town public benefit. 

House Bills. 

, H. B. 564. Authorizes cities, villages and in- 
corporated towns to determine their local affairs 
and government subject only to the Federal and 
State Constitutions and to such enactments of 
the General Assembly of State-wide concern as 
shall with uniformity affect every city, village 
or incorporated town. 

H. B. 566. Amends section 24 of an Act au- 
thorizing cities and villages to enter into agree- 
ments with the Federal government for the con- 
struction or repair of streets, sewer systems, or 
water systems, etc., approved March 3, 1936. Pro- 
vides that any property owner or his agent may 
pay his assessment either before or after the same 
is due and which has been withdrawn from col- 
lection, or where the real estate involved has 
been sold to the municipality or forfeited to the 
State for non-payment of such assessment with 
the bonds or vouchers issued under this Act. Pro- 
vides that all vouchers and bonds received in 
payment, whether the entire amount equals or is 
less than the assessment, shall be cancelled by 
the officer receiving the same; provided, however, 
that when the amount of the assessment is less 
than that of the bond or voucher, either an in- 
dorsement shall be made charging such bond or 
voucher with the amount thereof used in the 
payment of such assessment and such bond or 
voucher shall be returned to the person making 
such payment or the bond or voucher be cancel- 
led and a new bond or voucher be issued for the 
balance due and surrendered to the person mak- 
ing such payment. 

H. B. 567. Same as S. B. 296— reported. 

H. B. 575. Makes it unlawful for any exhibi- 
tor of motion picture films within this State to 
exhibit to the public, or cause to be so exhibited 
two or more feature films between the hours of 
ten o'clock A. M. and ten o'clock P. M. on the 
same day. Penalty. 

H. B. 585. Amends sections 9 and 10 and re- 
peals section 12 and 65 of the Chicago Municipal 
Court Act. Provides that city council shall divide 
city of Chicago into 12 municipal court districts 
according to population. The first division shall 
be made as soon as possible after the 1940 Fed- 
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ten years thereafter. One associate judge is to 
be elected from eadi district at eacii election 
every two years for six-year terms. Chief justice 
elected from city at large. Each judge so elected 
must be a resident of the district from which he 
is elected, for at least two years immediately 
prior to the date of election. Referendum. Same 
as S. B. 267. 

H. B. 603. Provides for a method of adjudi- 
cating tax levies made by municipal and quasi- 
municipal corporations and taxing bodies (other 
than the State of Illinois) containing 500,000 or 
moi'e inhabitants. Somewhat similar to S. B. 7 
which has been approved as amended. 

H. B. 604-605. Reported as S. B. 264. 

H. B. 608. Amends section 177 of the 1872 
Revenue Act. Fixes June 1, 1939, as the penalty 
date on the first installment of taxes to be paid 
for the year 1938, in counties exceeding 250,000 
inhabitants. Emergency. 

H. B. 609. Amendssection2of the 1872 Reve- 
nue Act. Exempts from taxation all property of 
a corporation or association which maintains a 
fire patrol and salvage corps for the public bene- 
fit and used exclusively to discover and pfevent 
fires and for saving property and lives at fires. 
Also exempts all property of any fireman's pen- 
sion fund created by statute. 

H. B. 611. Adds section 9a to the General 
Primary Act. Makes it unlawful for any ward 
committeeman to hold any other elective public 
office of the State or of the county, township, city 
village or incorporated town, or of any other 
political subdivision of the State, during his term 
of office as such committeeman. Penalty. 

H. B. 617. Reported as H. B. 58 same as S. B. 
263, H. B. 121, 540. 

H. B. 623. Authorizes cities, villages and in- 
corporated towns to issue revenue bonds for the 
purpose of constructing a heating plant and sys- 
tem, to mature within twenty years, at not more 
than 5% interest per annum. Authorizes the 
municipal governing body to adopt an ordinance 
for the issuance of said bonds upon the adoption 
of this Act by referendum. 

H. B. 624. Amends section 24 of the Pauper 
Act. Repeals the provision requiring the over- 
seer of the poor to give assistance to any person 
not coming within the definition of a pauper, who 
shall fall sick or die, and not have money or 
property to care for himself. 

H. B. 636. Requires every person, not a citi- 
zen of the United States and not having declared 
his intention to become such, who has resided 
in any county of the State continuously for one 
year to register his name, occupation and place 
of residence with the county clerk, on or before 
August 1st of each year, upon the payment of a 
registration fee of $1.00 and renewal fee of 25 
cents. Penalty. 

H. B. 641. Reported as S. B. 318. 

H. B. 642. Amends the Criminal Code by re- 
vising the law relating to crimes and criminal 
procedure. Repeals numerous Acts on the subject. 

H. B. 657. Amends section 156b of the School 
Act. Extends until September 1, 1940, the time 
within which teachers in the service of the Board 
of Education in the city of Chicago may exercise 



their option to become contributors to and bene- 
ficiaries of the Teachers' Pension and Retirement 
P^und for the city of Chicago. All such teachers 
shall come under said Act upon the same terms 
as teachers hereafter to be employed. 

H. B. 660. Amends section 2 of an Act 
authorizing cities and villages owning and oper- 
ating electric light plants and systems to issue 
certificates of indebtedness for the purpose of 
improving and extending such electric light plant 
and system. Provides for a referendum upon the 
issuance of certificates of indebtedness in case a 
petition signed by 10 per cent of the voters vot- 
ing for the presiding officers of the governing 
body of such city or village at the last preceding 
election, is filed with the clerk of such city or 
village within 30 days after the publication or 
posting of the ordinance. 

H. B. 668. Reapportions the State into twen- 
ty-six Congressional districts and repeals the 
present Congressional Apportionment Act. 

H. B. 673. Amends section 50 of Article 5 of 
Cities and Villages Act. Requires approval of 
State Department of Public Health before order 
of local milk inspector prohibiting sale of milk 
in city or village becomes effective unless such 
order is issued for one of the following reasons: 
That worker on or inhabitant of milk producing 
premises is suffering from infectious or con- 
tagious disease; that the dairy cattle are suffer- 
ing from a contagious or infectious disease or 
that the milk does not conform to standards 
established by law or ordinance. 

H. B. 681. Amends sections 43 and 45 of the 
Primary Law. Provides that any person who 
votes in a party primary after January 1, 1940 
(now 1939), shall not alter his party affiliation 
for the next 23 months following the month in 
which the primary election is held. 

H. B. 684. Reported as H. B. 483. 

H. B. 695. Amends section 26 of the Chicago 
Sanitary District Act. Provides that any munici- 
pality which is furnished water by another mu- 
nicipality owning a system of water works shall 
be allowed to deduct and shall be allowed an 
exemption for water used for the fire department, 
police department, public and parochial schools, 
churches, parks, swimming pools, hospitals and 
all water used for public and sanitation purposes 
to the extent of not to exceed fifteen per cent of 
the total monthly water bill rendered to such 
municipalities so being furnished with water. 
(Commissioner of Public Works against) 

H. B. 699. Imposes a tax upon persons and 
fiduciaries at the rate of 2% of the amount of 
their net income for each year beginning with 
the calendar year 1939. Tax applies to all resi- 
dents of this State and to non-residents in respect 
to income earned in this State. Makes the same 
a personal debt. Places the enforcement of the 
Act upon the Department of Finance. Authorizes 
a taxpayer to pay his tax either on the basis of 
the calendar or the fiscal year. Provides for ex- 
emption of $500 for an individual and $1,000 for 
the head of a family or husband and wife living 
together. Provides for various other enumerated 
exemptions. Establishes methods for computing 
the tax due. Provides for the making of returns 
to the department on or before the 15th day of 
the fourth month following the close of either 
the fiscal year or the calendar year, also provides 
for the payment of tax in four installments. 



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Permits the department to grant extensions in 
certain cases. Authorizes the department to re- 
vise returns. Provides for hearings. Penalties. 
Information obtained from returns shall be con- 
fidential. Repeals the Retailers' Occupation Tax 
Act, but saves action pending thereunder. 

H. B. 700. An Act in relation to annual 
audits by each municipal corporation and politi- 
cal subdivision of this State, and providing the 
means for the enforcement thereof. 

H. B. 704. Adds section 95a to Article V of 
the Cities and Villages Act. Authorizes cities of 
less than 150,000 population to tax, license, regu- 
late and direct the location of places of business 
of purchasers, traders and dealers in second-hand 
automobiles or second-hand automobile acces- 
sories. 

H. B. 706. Amends section 1 of Article VI of 
Liquor Control Act. Provides that State liquor 
licenses may be transferred, provided proposed 
transferee applies therefor and meets qualifica- 
tions prescribed by said Act for licensees. 
Application for transfer to be accompanied by: 
(1) license for which transfer is requested, with 
consent to such transfer by licensee therein 
named; and (2) a fee equal to that portion of 
annual fee for such license which the unexpired 
period thereof bears to the license year. No such 
license so transferred shall be valid in any terri- 
tory other than the city, village, incorporated 
town or territory of county outside the limits of 
any city, village or incorporated town, as the case 
may be, wherein the premises for which the 
license w^as originally issued are located. 

H. B. 722. Amends section 20a of the Pauper 
Act. Provides that the overseer of the poor shall 
mail monthly to the county clerk and to the clerk 
of the township or road district in which said 
overseer has jurisdiction a list of the names and 
addresses of all employables in such township 
or road district receiving poor relief. Provides 
that each such township or road district and each 
political subdivision or municipal corporation 
within or partly within such township or road 
district, and each officer, board, commission or 
agency therein may give employment to persons 
on such list in any public work within its or his 
jurisdiction; the place of such employment to be 
within the territory over which the overseer has 
jurisdiction. 

H. B. 742. Adds section la to and amends the 
title of "An Act to enable cities, towns and vil- 
lages organized under any general or special law, 
to levy and collect a tax or licensee fee from 
foreign fire insurance companies for the benefit 



of organized fire departments." Authorizes mu- 
nicipalities to levy a tax of not to exceed two per 
cent against any foreign insurance company sell- 
ing or issuing insurance for loss or damage, 
person or property, or engaged in the business of 
issuing bonds, undertakings, recognizance or 
guarantees. Said tax to inure for the mainte- 
nance, use and benefit of the police department. 
Such corporations to disclose to the treasurer of 
village on or before July 15th of each year full 
account of all business done in municipality 
during preceding taxable year, ending July 1st, 
and at the same time to pay to such treasurer 
the tax imposed thereon by this Act. 

Amends title to read "An Act to enable cities, 
towns and villages organized under any general 
or special law, to levy and collect a tax or license 
fee from foreign fire insurance companies, for 
the benefit of organized fire departments and 
police departments." 

H. B. 748. Provides a new method of select- 
ing Municipal Judges. 

H. B. 759. Same as S. B. 264 heretofore re- 
ported. 

H. B. 761. Requires all officers and em- 
ployees of all city or county park districts or 
school districts of 500,000 inhabitants or more, 
to reside within the territorial limits of each such 
municipal corporation. Gives officers and em- 
ployees now residing outside such territorial 
limits a period of one year after this Act takes 
effect to comply therewith. 

H. B. 762. Prohibits the employment by 
cities, villages and incorporated towns of per- 
sons receiving pensions from other cities, villages 
and incorporated towns. 

H. B. 802. Drastic revision of the State Liq- 
uor Law. 

Respectfully submitted, 



(Signed) 

Approved: 
(Signed) 



Al F. Gorman, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Barnet Hodes, 
Corporation Counsel. 



Report of Settlements of Lawsuits, Etc. 

The City Clerk presented the following report, sub- 
mitted by the Corporation Counsel, which was ordered 
published and placed on file: 



Law Department,] 
Division of Personal Injury Litigation,)- 
Chicago, May 10, 1939.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The following not heretofore reported cases in which settlements were made and judg- 
ments together with costs entered by respective courts are hereby reported in accordance with Section 35 
as amended by the Revised Chicago Code of 1931: 

Superior Court: 

Court No. Plaintiff Date Amount Judge 

38-S-3291 Ruth Durfee 4- 7-39 $400.00 Sabath 

37-S-10208 Sophie Steinberg 4- 7-39 250.00 Wimbiscus 

37-S-1898 Rosaria Manelli 3-24-39 500.00 McLaughlin 

38-S-3322 Elizabeth Pfeffer 4-21-39 600.00 Frankhauser 

36-S-5798 AnnSkroba 4-28-39 400.00 McWilliams 

36-S-15452 Harry Sachtarow 4-27-39 500.00 Meier 



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Court No. 



38-C-11276 
B.282968 



2841452 
2839421 
2848259 
2842298 
2852057 
2838445 



Approved: 
(Signed) 



JOURNAL— CITY COUNCIL— CHICAGO 

PlaintifT Date 

Circuit Court: 

Arthur Tcrrazas 4-21-39 

Sarah Puck 4-21-39 

Municipal Court: 

Agnes Luippold 4-11-39 

Sarah Wisse 4-18-39 

Morris Lebowitz 4-24-39 

Dinah Spector 4-26-39 

Mrs. Joseph Little 4-26-39 

Celi Rieger 4-27-39 



Barnet Hodes, 
Corporation Counsel. 



(Signed) 





May 10, 1939 


Amount 


Judge 


$350.00 
650.00 


LaBuy 
LaBuy 


$ 50.00 
350.00 
150.00 
75.00 
100.00 
250.00 


Adamowski 

Adamowski 

Graber 

Adamowski 

Dougherty 

Adamowski 



Very truly yours, 



A. M. Smietanka, 
Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Head of the Division of Personal Injury Division. 



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 



Grant of Permission to the County of Cook to Pave 

N. Noble St. from W. Erie St. to 

N. Milwaukee Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works: 

Bureau of Sewers,! 

Department of Public Works,! 

Chicago, April 27, 1939.J 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed or- 
dinance to grant permission to the County of Cook 
to improve (pave) the part of the State- Aid Road 
Extension in N. Noble street from W. Erie street 
to N. Milwaukee avenue, with the recommendation 
that it be passed. 

The proposed improvement is to be 48 feet wide 
between curbs in a street of a width of 66 feet. The 
proposed width is a suitable one. 

• Yours very truly, 

(Signed) O. E. Hewitt, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 

Recommended by: 

(Signed) Wm. R. Matthews, 

Ass't. Engineer in Charge. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing communi- 
cation without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Granting permission to the County of Cook of the 
State of Illinois to pave N. Noble Street from 
W. Erie Street to N. Milwaukee Avenue. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That, subject to the condition herein- 
after stated, permission is hereby granted to the 
County of Cook of the State of Illinois to improve 
(pave) that part of the Extension of a State- Aid 
Road in N. Noble street from W. Erie street to N. 
Milwaukee avenue. 

Section 2. That the permission hereby granted 
is so granted upon the condition that plans for the 
improvement heretofore designated shall be filed 
with and shall meet the approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago; the 
said Commissioner being hereby authorized and 
directed to issue without fees, to the County of Cook 
or to any contractor to whom the work or any part 
hereof shall be awarded, all permits required for 
doing said work. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Grant of Permission to the County of Cook to Pave S. 
Pulaski Road from W. 75th St. to W. 87th St, 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works : 

Bureau of Sewers] 

Department of Public Works,!- 

Chicago, April 27, 1939.J 

To the Honorable the Mayor and the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a proposed or- 
dinance to grant permission to the County of Cook 
to improve (pave) the part of the State-Aid Road 
Extension in S. Pulaski road from W. 75th street to 
W. 87th street, with the recommendation that it be 
passed. 

The proposed improvement is to widen existing 
20 -foot road to 42 feet between curbs in a street of 



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a width of 100 feet. The proposed width is a suit- 
able one. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) • O. E. Hewitt, 

ComTnissioner of Public Works. 

Recommended by: 

(Signed) Wm. R. Matthews, 

Ass't. Engineer in Charge. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 

Granting permission to the County of Cook of the 
State of Illinois to pave S. Pulaski Road from W. 
75th Street to W. 87th Street. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That subject to the condition herein- 
after stated, permission is hereby granted to the 
County of Cook of the State of Illinois to improve 
(pave) that part of the Extension of a State- Aid 
road in S. Pulaski road from W. 75th street to W. 
87th street. 

I Section 2. That the permission hereby granted 
is so granted upon the condition that plans for the 
improvement heretofore designated shall be filed 
with and shall meet the approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chicago; the 
said Commissioner being hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue without fees, to the County of Cook 
or to any contractor to whom the work or any part 
hereof shall be awarded, all permits required for 
doing said work. 

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



Department of Public Works,] 

Bureau of Compensation, J- 

Chicago, May 9, 1939. J 

Amendment to Ordinance: Time for Filing Bond 
Extended. 

To the Honorable, the President and Members of the 
City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith an amendment 
to an ordinance passed January 14, 1939, for a 
three-foot ventilating shaft on N. Canal street, 
south of W. Washington street. The purpose of the 
amendment is to correct the time within which the 
bond should be filed, and the ordinance should be 
passed without the usual reference to a committee. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed Henry J. Wieland, 

Superintendent of Compensation. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by the City 
Council January 4, 1939, and appearing upon page 
7483 of the Journal of the Proceedings of said date, 
granting permission and authority to the Chicago 
Daily News Printing Company, a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to maintain and use as now 
constructed a concrete three-foot circular lateral 
ventilating shaft connecting the basement of the 
Chicago Daily News Building, located on the east 
side of N. Canal street between W. Washington 
street and W. Madison street with the tunnel of 
the Chicago Tunnel Company under N. Canal street 
at a point one hundred ninety-seven (197) feet 
south of the south line of W. Washington street be 
and the same is hereby amended by striking out 
the words and figures "sixty (60) days" in line 5, 
Section 7 of said ordinance, and inserting in lieu 
thereof the words and figures "six (6) months." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and 
be in force from and after its passage. 



Extension of Time for the Filing of an Acceptance and 

Bond under an Ordinance Granting Permission to 

Chicago Daily News Printing Co. to Maintain 

a Ventilating Shaft. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Superintendent of Compen- 
sation: 



Bureau of Rivers and Harbors: Statement of Operation 
of Navy Pier for April, 1939. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation and statement, submitted by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, which were ordered published and 
placed on file: 



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May 10, 1939 



Department of Public Works,! 

Bureau ok Rivers and Harbors, [ 

Chicago, May 8, 1939. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with Section 215 of 
the 1931 Chicago Code, herewith is a statement of 
the financial operation of Navy Pier for April, 1939. 

In it are shown the revenue and expense for the 
month with accumulated totals for the current year 
to date and a comparison for the corresponding pe- 



riods of the preceding year, the names of tenants, 
monthly rentals, occupied and unoccupied space. 
Also, the number and kind of general harbor per- 
mits and fees from same. 



(Signed) 

Prepared by: 
(Signed) 



Respectfully yours, 

O. E. Hewitt, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



W. J. Lynch, 
Harbor Master. 



Revenue 

Leases and Rents $ 4,992.80 

Gas, Electric, etc 2,609.89 



Navy Pier. 
Statement of Financial Operation for April, 1939. 

Expense 



Salaries and Wages $ 6,510.66 

Material and Supplies 988.02 

Fuel, Light, and Power 685.60 

Miscellaneous 401.14 



Total— April, 1939 $ 8,585.42 

Preceding 3 months 35,695.84 



Revenue Billed $ 7,602.69 

Unbilled city use 2,600.00 

Total— April, 1939 $10,202.69 

Preceding 3 months 25,486.49 

Total— 4 months, 1939 $44,281.26 

Total— 4 months, 1939 $35,689.18 

Comparison for Corresponding Periods of Preceding Year. 

Revenue— April, 1938 $12,928.46 Expense— April, 1938 $11,076.39 

Preceding 3 months 27,205.92 Preceding 3 months 34,242.15 



Total— 4 months, 1938 $40,134.38 



Total— 4 months, 1938 $45,318.54 



Occupations and Rentals for April, 1939. 

Occupant Space 

Chicago, Duluth & Georgian Bay Co 10,000 sq. ft. 

Chicago Marine Garage Co 34,000 sq. ft. 

Chris Craft Boat Sales— Store and 45,080 sq. ft. 

Chris Craft Water Transit 4,000 sq. ft. 

Crooks Terminal Warehouse 18,000 sq. ft. 

H. H. Erickson & Garden Club of Illinois 5,000 sq. ft. 

Motor Boat Sales & Service 28,000 sq. ft. 

Slater's Fireproof Storage Co 84,000 sq. ft. 

Chicago Flower Show 107,440 sq. ft. 

Fishermen — Dock space, etc 



$ 



Total — Leases and Rents 335,520 sq. ft. 

Unbilled City use. Pier shops, etc 138,000 sq. ft. 

Unoccupied Space 312,480 sq. ft. 



Rental 

166.67 
400.00 
614.33 

66.67 
300.00 

83.33 

300.00 

700.00 

2,148.80 

213.00 



$4,992.80 



Total— Commercial Space 786,000 sq. ft. 

Harbor Permits issued and Fees from same. 

Description April, 1939 4 Months, 1939 

Dock Work 4 Permits $199.38 9 Permits $ 434.38 

Dredging 2 Permits 12.00 

Towing 4 Permits 114.00 7 Permits 258.00 



Special 

Total . 



1 Permit 
9 Permits 



300.00 
$613.38 



5 Permits 330.00 

23 Permits $1,034.38 



PUBLIC VEHICLE LICENSE COMMISSIONER. 



Prohibition against Parking on a Portion of W. 
Fullerton Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Public Vehicle License Com- 
missioner: 



Public Vehicle License Commission,! 
Chicago, May 3, 1939. | 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The garage building at 2019 W. 
Fullerton avenue has been leased by the City of 
Chicago for use as a motor vehicle inspection sta- 
tion. At the present time motorists park their cars 
just immediately east of the entrance to this garage 



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which obstruct the view to the east of motorists 
leaving the garage after having their cars inspected. 
This condition presents a serious traffic hazard and 
will result in many accidents unless corrected. In 
order to correct it, it is recommended that a "No 
Parking" zone be created by your Honorable Body, 
beginning at a point immediately east of the garage 
exit and extending eastward for a distance of 120 
feet. I am, therefore, attaching hereto a draft of 
the desired amendment for your favorable con- 
sideration. 

In this connection, with the passage of this ordi- 
nance, it is respectfully requested that the Com- 
missioner of Public Works be directed to erect 
"No Parking between signs" signs on the posts 
located at the east and west boundaries of this zone. 



Respectfully submitted. 



(Signed) 



John A. Szumnarski, 

Commissioner. 



Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
the ordinance submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication without reference thereof to a committee. 

Alderman Grealis moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained hy the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. The ordinance prohibiting parking in 
designated street areas at all times passed by the 
City Council on January 13, 1937, and appearing on 
pages 3123 to 3125 of the Journal of the Proceed- 
ings of the City Council for that date, as amended, 
is hereby further amended by inserting and adding 
in appropriate place under the two captions (Street 
— ^Limits) in Section 1 thereof, the following lan- 
guage: 

(Street) (Limits) 

"W. FuUerton For a distance of 120 feet east 
avenue from the west building line of 

the premises known as No. 
2019 W. FuUerton avenue". 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full force 
and effect from and after its passage and due pub- 
lication. 



MUNICIPAL TUBERCULOSIS SANITARIUM. 



Monthly Financial Statement, 

The City Clerk presented a financial statement, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Directors of the Municipal 



Tuberculosis Sanitarium, for the month of March, 
1939, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF APPEALS (ZONING). 



In the Matter of Applications for Allowances of Varia- 
tions from the Requirements of the Chicago 
Zoning Ordinance. 

The City Clerk presented a communication, sub- 
mitted by the Board of Appeals under date of May 6, 
1939, transmitting resolutions concerning applications 
for allowances of variations from the requirements of 
the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, upon which it had held 
public hearings, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Buildings and Zoning. 

The following is a summary of said resolutions: 

Denial of Variation Recommended: 

Nos. 5300-5304 N. Cicero avenue, 
No. 7040 W. North avenue, 
No. 6200 S. Kedvale avenue, and 
No. 1535 N. Karlov avenue. 

Granting of Variation Recommended: 

Nos. 12-14 E. Monroe street, 

Nos. 342-358 E. 63rd street and Nos. 6245-6249 S. 
Calumet avenue, and 

No. 3002 S. Central Park avenue. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 



Proposed Authorization for the Execution of an Agree- 
ment for Construction, by the City, of a Driveway 
on Dickens Av. for Zenith Radio Corp. to Re- 
place an Existing Driveway on N. Austin 
Av. 

The City Clerk presented the following communi- 
cation, submitted by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, which was, together with the ordinance trans- 
mitted therewith, referred to the Commitee on Local 
Industries, Streets and Alleys: 

Board of Local Improvements,! 
Chicago, May 8, 1939. | 

To the Honorable Mayor and City Council, City of 
Chicago: 

Sirs — At the meeting of the Board on May 
8, the attached ordinance for the construction 
of a driveway for the Zenith Radio Corporation in 
connection with the Austin Avenue Improvement 
between Cortland street and Dickens avenue was 
approved and recommended for passage. 

This ordinance is in the nature of a settlement 
negotiated through the Corporation Counsel's office 
although the construction of the driveway for the 
Zenith Corporation will be incorporated in the pav- 
ing contract for this improvement. The PWA are 
pressing for settlement of matters pertaining to this 
paving contract so that bids can be advertised for 
promptly. For this reason, it is suggested that the 



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May 10, 1939 



ordinanco be cither accepted or rejected by the City 
Council piomplly so that there will be no delay in 
the I'WA work. 



Very truly yours, 



(Signed) 



M. J. McNally, 
Assistant Secretary. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction 

of Tile Pipe Scwei-s in S. Central Av. from W. 

52nd St. to W. 51st St., Etc. (System). 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Sep- 
tember 11, 1929) for tile pipe sewers in a system of 
streets, as follows: S. Central avenue from W. 52nd 
street to W. 51st street, etc. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction of 

a Sewer in S. Merrimac Av. from W. 63rd St. 

to C. & W. I. R. R. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed 
March 9, 1932) for a sewer in S. Merrimac avenue 
from W. 63rd street to the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey,' Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Installation of 

Drains in S. Merrimac Av. between the Belt R. R. 

and W. 63rd St., Etc. (System). 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Jan- 



uary 28, 1932) for drains in a system of streets, as 
follows: S. Merrimac avenue between the Belt Rail- 
road and W. 63rd street, etc. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Paving of N. 

Mulligan Av. from W. Montrose Av. to 

W. Berteau Av. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed June 
4, 1930) for paving N. Mulligan avenue as and when 
opened from W. Montrose avenue to eight feet south 
of the north line of W. Berteau avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Cowhey moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Installation of 

Drains in S. Mulligan Av. from the Belt R. R. 

to W. 63rd St. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Janu- 
ary 28, 1932) for drains in S. Mulligan avenue be- 
tween the Belt railroad and W. 63rd street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction 

of a Tile Pipe Sewer in S. Mulligan Av. from 

W. 63rd St. to the C. & W. I. R. R. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an or- 
dinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed March 
9, 1932) for a tile pipe sewer in S. Mulligan avenue 
from W. 63rd street to the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction 
of Tile Pipe Sewers in W. 64th PI. from S. Nor- 
mandy Av. to S. Sayre Av., Etc. (System) 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Oc- 
tober 21, 1931) for tile pipe sewers in a system of 
streets, as follows: W. 64th place from S. Normandy 
avenue to S. Sayre avenue, etc. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody^ 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — ^None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction of 
a Tile Pipe Sewer in W. 64th PI. from S. Sayre 
Av. to S. Harlem Av. and Thence in S. Har- 
lem Av. to 15 Ft. North of W. 65th St. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Oc- 
tober 21, 1931) for a tile pipe sewer in W. 64th place 
from S. Sayre avenue to S. Harlem avenue and thence 
in S. Harlem avenue to 15 feet north of W. 65th street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction 
of Tile Pipe Sewers in W. 64th St. from S. Nor- 
mandy Av. to S. Sayre Av., Etc. (System). 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Oc- 
tober 21, 1931) for tile pipe sewers in a system of 
streets, as follows: W. 64th street from S. Normandy 
avenue to S. Sayre avenue, etc. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction of 
a Tile Pipe Sewer in W. 64th St. from S. Sayre 
Av. to S. Harlem Av. and Thence in S. 
Harlem Av. to W. 64th PI. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Oc- 
tober 21, 1931) for a tile pipe sewer in W. 64th street 
from S. Sayre avenue to S. Harlem avenue and thence 
in S. Harlem avenue to W. 64th place. 



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Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction 

of a Tile Pipe Sewer in the North and South Sides 

of W. 63rd PI. from S. Normandy Av. to S. 

Sayre Av. and in S. Oak Park Av. from 

the Alley North of W. 63rd PI. to 

W. 64th St. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Oc- 
tober 21, 1931) for a tile pipe sewer in the north and 
south sides of W. 63rd place from S. Normandy ave- 
nue to S. Sayre avenue and in S. Oak Park avenue 
from the alley north of W. 63rd place to W. 64th 
street. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction 

of a Tile Pipe Sewer in the Northerly and 

Southerly Sides of W. 63rd PI. from S. 

Sayre Av. to The C. & W. I. R. R. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Oc- 
tober 21, 1931) for a tile pipe sewer in the northerly 
and southerly sides of W. 63rd place from S. Sayre 
avenue to The Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn, Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



Rescinding of an Authorization for the Construction 

of a Sewer in the North and South Sides of W. 

63rd PI. from S. Narragansett Av. to 

S. Normandy Av. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted an 
ordinance for the repeal of an ordinance (passed Oc- 
tober 21, 1931) for a tile pipe sewer in the north and 
south sides of W. 63rd place from S. Narragansett 
avenue to S. Normandy avenue. 

Unanimous consent was given to permit action on 
said ordinance without reference thereof to a com- 
mittee. 

Alderman Hogan moved to pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and said ordinance was passed 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



FINANCE. 



Authorization for the Issuance and Sale of New Tax 
Anticipation Warrants in Substitution for Cer- 
tain Warrants Now Held in the City's 
"Aggregate of Funds". 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize the issuance and sale of new 
tax anticipation warrants in substitution for certain 
warrants now held in the City's "Aggregate of Funds." 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 



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i 



Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

An Ordinance 
Authorizing the Re-issue of Tax Anticipation War- 
rants Purchased by and now held in the Aggre- 
gate of Funds of the City. 

Whereas, Pursuant to proceedings heretofore 
taken as by statute permitted, there have been au- 
thorized, executed and purchased and now are held 
as an investment by the Aggregate of Funds of the 
City of Chicago tax anticipation warrants of the 
City of Chicago as hereinafter described; 

Whereas, The taxes in anticipation of which 
said warrants were issued have not been collected 
and it is necessary and expedient to convert into 
money such tax anticipation warrants, as may be 
done pursuant to "An Act Concerning Municipal 
Funds," approved June 5, 1911, as amended, by au- 
thorizing the issuance and sale in lieu of said origi- 
nal warrants of a like principal amount of new 
warrants for the same purpose and in anticipation 
of the same taxes as such original warrants were 
issued, such new warrants to bear such rate of in- 
terest, be of such denomination and be dated sub- 
sequent to the date of such original warrants, all as 
may be prescribed by the ordinance authorizing the 
new warrants; now, therefore. 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. In order to convert into money tax 
anticipation warrants of the City of Chicago here- 
tofore issued and described as follows: 

Against the Taxes of 1939: 

For Corporate Purposes: 

Date Numbers Denomination Total 

March 31, 1939 C-72 to 

C-86, inclusive $100,000 $1,500,000 

April 10, 1939 C-87 to 

C-91, inclusive 100,000 500,000 

April 17, 1939 C-92 to 

C-101, inclusive 100,000 1,000,000 



$3,000,000 
For Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium Purposes: 



April 10, 1939 
April 10, 1939 
April 14, 1939 
April 14, 1939 
April 25, 1939 
April 25, 1939 



M-12 
M-13 
M-14 
M-15 
M-16 
M-17 



,$ 50,000 

. 20,000 

. 50,000 

. 50,000 

. 50,000 

. 20,000 



$ 240,000 

and which warrants are now held in the Aggregate 
of Funds of the City, and the authorization of which 
original warrants is hereby in all respects re- 
affirmed, the Mayor and City Comptroller are 
hereby authorized to execute and sell new war- 
rants of the City of Chicago, issued for the same 
purpose, in the same principal amount and in an- 



ticipation of the same taxes, in substitution for like 
principal amounts of said original warrants, re- 
spectively. 

Such new warrants shall bear interest at the 
rate of not to exceed three per cent per annum 
from date thereof until paid and shall be sold by the 
City Comptroller at the price of not less than the 
par value thereof and accrued interest from the 
date thereof and may be issued in such denomina- 
tions as may be desired by the purchaser and as 
may be necessary to effect sale thereof and may 
bear any date subsequent to the date of the original 
warrant or warrants in substitution of which the 
new warrant or warrants are issued. 

Section 2. Simultaneously with the delivery of 
and receipt of payment for any such new tax an- 
ticipation warrants, a like principal amount of the 
original tax anticipation warrant or warrants de- 
scribed herein in lieu of which such new tax an- 
ticipation warrants are issued shall be paid and 
credited to the Aggregate of Funds of the City 
of Chicago. The City Treasurer shall endorse upon 
such original tax anticipation warrant or warrants 
the principal amount so paid and the date of such 
payment, and also the aggregate of unpaid interest 
accrued upon the principal amount of the old or 
original warrants. Such unpaid accrued interest on 
the original warrants shall not be paid to the said 
Aggregate of Funds until all principal and interest 
upon all such new warrants which are sold to the 
public shall be fully paid or until money has been 
set aside for such payment thereof. 

No proceeds of taxes in anticipation of which 
such new warrants are issued shall be applied to 
the payment of accrued interest on such original 
warrants until the principal of and interest upon 
all such new warrants issued in anticipation of the 
said taxes and which are sold to the public are paid 
or money has been set aside for such payment if 
such new warrants are not presented for payment 
after the same are called for redemption. 

Section 3. The new tax anticipation warrants 
authorized by this ordinance to be issued to replace 
the said former warrants shall be issued under the 
provisions of "An Act to provide for the manner of 
issuing warrants upon the Treasurer of the State 
or of any county, township, city, village or other 
municipal corporation, and jurors' certificates," in 
force July 1, 1913, as amended, and all other ap- 
plicable laws, and the respective taxes in anticipa- 
tion of which the new warrants are to be issued 
shall be set apart and held for their payment. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage and approval. 



Notifications as to the Selections of Proxies to Affix 
the Signatures of the Mayor and the City Comp- 
troller to Certain Tax Anticipation Warrants. 

By unanimous consent, the City Clerk thereupon 
presented the following communications, which were 
ordered published and placed on file: 

Office of the Mayor,! 
Chicago, May 10, 1939.| 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate B. F. Hoist, as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead, to 



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aflix my .sigiialurc as Mayor to the following Tax 
Anticipation Warrants against the taxes of 1939; 
which warrants are to be re-issued from warrants 
held by the City Treasurer and numbered by affix- 
ing sub-numbers A-1 to A- 100, as required, to the 
original numbers borne by the warrants. 

In Denominations of $1000 and multiples thereof 

1939 Corporate Purposes: 

Nos. C-72-A-1 to C-72-A-100, inclu- 
sive, etc. to and including C-lOl-A-1 
to C-lOl-A-100, inclusive, aggregat- 
ing $3,000,000 

1939 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: 

Nos. M-12-A-1 to M-12-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating $50,000 

M-13-A-1 to M-13-A-20, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 20,000 

M-14-A-1 to M-14-A-50, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 50,000 

M-15-A-1 to M-15-A-50, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 50,000 

M-16-A-1 to M-16-A-50, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 50,000 

M-17-A-1 to M-17-A-20, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 20,000 

Total $ 240,000 

Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 
rants, executed by the said B. F. Hoist, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Edward J. Kelly, 

Mayor. 

[Signatures appended as stated.] 



Office of the City Comptroller,] 
Chicago, May 10, 1939.} 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Please take notice that I have se- 
lected and do hereby designate D. J. Clark, as my 
proxy, for me and in my name, place and stead, to 
affix my signature as Comptroller to the following 
Tax Anticipation Warrants against the taxes of 
1939; which warrants are to be re-issued from 
warrants held by the City Treasurer and numbered 
by affixing sub-numbers A-1 to A-lOO, as required, 
to the origiijal numbers borne by the warrants. 

In Denominations of $100 and multiples thereof 

1939 Corporate Purposes: 

Nos. C-72-A-1 to C-72-A-100, inclu- 
sive, etc. to and including C- 101- A-1 
to C-lOl-A-100, inclusive, aggregat- 
ing $3,000,000 



1939 Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium: 

Nos. M-12-A-1 to M-12-A-50, 

inclusive, aggregating $50,000 

M-13-A-1 to M-13-A-20, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 20,000 

M-14-A-1 to M-14-A-50, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 50,000 

M-15-A-1 to M-15-A-50, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 50,000 

M-16-A-1 to M-16-A-50, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 50,000 

M-17-A-1 to M-17-A-20, inclu- 
sive, aggregating 20,000 

Total $ 240,000 

Appended hereto is a written signature as my 
name is to appear on said Tax Anticipation War- 
rants, executed by the said D. J. Clark, with the 
said proxy's own signature underneath as required 
by statute. 

Respectfully, 

(Signed) R. B. Upham, 

Comptroller. 

[Signatures appended as stated.] 



Consent to and Approval of a Change in the Site for 
"The David Wallach Fountain." 

The Committee on Finance, to whom had been re- 
ferred (July 6, 1938) a communication from the Cor- 
poration Counsel in the matter of a trust fund for the 
erection of a public fountain under the will of David 
Wallach, deceased, submitted a report recommending 
the adoption of a resolution submitted therewith ap- 
proving a change in the site for said fountain. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to adopt said resolution. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said resolution was adopted by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Cohen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said resolution as adopted: 

V/hereas, The Last Will and Testament of David 
Wallach, deceased, pending in the Circuit Court of 
Cook County, Illinois, as Case No. 37-C-13681, pro- 
vided, among other things, for the construction of 
a fountain for men and beasts between 22nd and 
35th streets and east of Michigan avenue in the 
City of Chicago, with the consent of the city gov- 



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ernment of the City of Chicago, the cost not to ex- 
ceed $5,000.00; and 

Whereas, After a long period of negotiations a 
satisfactory settlement has been agreed upon by 
all parties in interest and a satisfactory site for the 
fountain has been found in Burnham Park approxi- 
mately sixty (60) feet from the east end of the 
55th street underpass on the east side of Leif Eric- 
son Drive, and said site is satisfactory to the Chi- 
cago Park District; therefore, be it 

Resolved by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago, That the re-location of the monument known 
as "The David Wallach Fountain" provided for un- 
der the last Will and Testament of said David Wal- 
lach, deceased, which re-location has been agreed 
to and approved by all parties in interest, in Burn- 
ham Park, Chicago Park District, Chicago, Illinois, 
is hereby consented to and approved by the City 
of Chicago. 



Comptroller and the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force and 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 



Authorization and Direction to the City Comptroller 

to Lease Dock and Wharf Space, Etc. to the 

Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Co. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an ordinance submitted 
therewith to authorize and direct the City Comp- 
troller to lease dock and wharf space adjacent to 
Navy Pier to the Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Com- 
pany. 

Alderman Arvey moved to concur in said report 
and to pass said ordinance. 

No request was made by any two Aldermen present 
to defer consideration of said report for final action 
thereon to the next regular meeting. 

The question being put, the motion prevailed and 
said ordinance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Aldermen Dickerson, Grant, Conen, Douglas, 
Olin, Lindell, Rowan, Hartnett, Hogan, McDermott, 
Kovarik, Boyle, Murphy, O'Hallaren, Duffy, Sonnen- 
schein, Kacena, Arvey, Bowler, Sobota, Sain, Kells, 
Gillespie, Upton, Keane, Rostenkowski, Zwiefka, 
Porten, Orlikoski, Walsh, Kiley, Cullerton, Brody, 
Ross, Cowhey, Crowe, Bauler, Grealis, Young, Hil- 
burn. Quirk, Keenan and Quinn — 43. 

Nays — None. 

The following is said ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller is au- 
thorized and directed to enter into a lease with the 
Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Company, covering 
the South 350 feet of the North 400 feet of the 
dock at the west end of slip No. 1, Harbor District 
No. 1, being the dock extending south from the 
south head house of the Navy Pier; also the wharf 
or apron adjoining, their use of said dock and wharf 
being exclusive. Said company shall also have ex- 
clusive use of two 20-foot strips extending across 
the adjoining vacant land from the gangways to 
Streeter Drive. 

Said lease shall be on standard form of Navy 
Pier lease, form No. 1, and for the operating season 
of 1939 at a rental of $1500.00, for the season, on 
terms of payment to be approved by the City 



Authorization to the City Comptroller to Lease Space 
on Navy Pier to North Pier Terminal Co. 

The Committee on Finance submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of three ordinances sub- 
mitted therewith to authorize the City Comptroller 
to lease space on Na